It is important to take into account both sides of an issue in order to understand what barrier exist in enacting or maintaining legislation.
Abortion rights are some of the most hotly contested issued in our society.
Though the right to an abortion has been enshrined in American law for the past several decades, there has been a recurring attempt by conservative elements of the population to ban the practice or make it too difficult to access effectively.
They may believe that in some cases it is justifiable to have an abortion such as in the cases of rape.
Others are conflicted about the issue as their religion may have taught them one view and their experience has led to another.