The sad thing is that so many people continue to vote for office seekers who then do their best to make abortion illegal, when over 70% of Americans do not want it illegal. Either that's some sort of logical disconnect or abortion does not matter that much to them. My point was that in spite of this, individual women will be able to access a very safe means of aborting in the future.

If you look at the actual numbers, legal surgical abortion is six times safer than carrying to term. But medical abortion (RU-486) is almost infinitely safer because it has almost zero mortality risk. So any law that permits abortion when the mother's life is at risk actually should allow all abortions!