Q & A reposted from Quora
As soon as the rights of one individual are infringed, the concept of rights as a whole is undermined. Women must be allowed to maintain full an equal rights to their own bodies under the law, or else the concept of rights begins to lose its meaning. Under such conditions then no rights are safe.
The abortion debate is the canary in the coal mine for a much broader and more critical issue. Congress needs to formerly define the concept of rights under the law. A legislative definition of rights based on a moral assessment of objective reality, could effectively mitigate not only the abortion debate, but also many other issues pursuant to individual rights. This should have been done by the founders of this nation. The sooner it is done, the closer we will be to the promise of the America.