Herring, I respect your personal feelings about abortion. I completely understand why so many feel the same way. I'm not comfortable with abortion being used as a form of birth control. That being said, I strongly feel it is not right for the government to legislate what a woman can or cannot do with her body. I want the procedure to be safe and legal for those who choose it. I want those who oppose abortion to fully support open access to birth control, realistic sex education, and support the provision of financial, emotional, and medical care to women and the children we bear. That support, I feel, is the best way of reducing the need for abortion. Should the worst happen and a fetus is not viable or the mother's health is endangered, then that woman has the right to not continue that pregnancy. She should not have to travel hundreds of miles and spend thousands of dollars to seek the care she needs. That's why I feel the recent legislation is important and necessary.