There seems to be far too much pressure for voters to vote based on that one and only issue of abortion and so people really need more information about this subject.
President Bush has been against abortions for eight years and yet the abortions are still continuing as before and after Bush. Some opponents want the Supreme Court stacked so that the 'Roe v. Wade' decision will be overturned and abortions made against the law. Of course other things like narcotics are illegal and yet the drugs keep going on. So if abortion were to become illegal then the USA will have to put mothers into jail as murderers, and the abortion Doctors will need to be prosecuted as murderers too. Of course the richer people can travel to other Countries to get a 'legal' abortion so only the poorer mothers and the American Doctors will face the prosecution of murder- by-abortion changes. And when a military female gets raped in a war zone then that new law will require the soldier-mother to not only have the birth but she will also be required to provide for the baby of rape until 18 or 22 years old. She could possibly give the baby up for adoption but that still means the mom must provide for the child up to maturity. And there are fertility clinics so a patient mother might have 6 baby embryos and under Roe v. Wade the Doctors can abort 3 or 4 of the embryos so then the other 3 or 2 might survive to birth, but no abortion would put all 6 embryos at risk and it puts the mother's health and life at risk too. Some people want the USA to be turned into a super moral Country or even into a Christian Country and so that one issue of abortion is seen as sending many of us on to Hell.
For me, I find the self-righteous claims of the abortion opponents to be hard to accept. It is okay to execute prisoners, they can kill Muslims in an unjust war based on our Presidential deceptions, they can execute foreigners based on tortured confessions, but they do not want abortions because they see murder as so wrong.
The text of the 'Roe v. Wade' decision and the Rehnquist dissent is available with an easy Internet search, and I find the biggest mistake is in blaming the women - mothers for the abortions since the Supreme Court said otherwise when it said as follows; '...the abortion decision in all its aspects is inherently, and primarily, a medical decision, and basic responsibility for it must rest with the physician.' per Roe v. Wade, section XI 2., http://supreme.justia.com/us/410/113/case.html
, therefore it says that it is the Doctor's decision that the abortion is performed and the mother does not have the final decision. So blaming a woman in need is wrong when it is the Doctor doing the deed. We would do better by creating laws against the Doctors that perform unnecessary abortions and not create laws that will put mothers in jail.
Another far more ethical affront to abortion would be to give health care to all Americans so any expectant mother would not be afraid or pressured by the health care cost of pregnancy and child birth. There are self serving Republicans like President Bush that decry abortions but do not want to give health care that the mothers need. If we changed that kind of self righteous contradiction into helping the mothers then the number of abortions would decrease. We also have rules that if a welfare recipient has another child then their welfare benefits get decreased as their punishment, and even if there is no truth in that threat then it is still an immoral pressure being on the poorest of mothers to get an abortion. And if abortions are made illegal then the law will start putting those mothers into jail for murder, which would mean prosecuting mothers for being poor and ignorant.
So if voters are going to vote for or against a politician based on that one particular issue of abortion then they are making an unethical vote.