Lets have the roundup thread because it keeps popping up in other threads. Try keep most of the talk here.
Abortion is not protected by the Constitution outright in specific language, it can still fall under the penumbra of constitutional protections (Griswold v. Connecticut). In the same way the constitution did not specifically say speech over the internet is protected under the first amendment, or semi-automatic firearms are protected under the second amendment, there can be a logical inference that they fall within the constitutional shadow and are thus protected.
Currently Abortion is protected under the 14th amendment.
The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides a fundamental "right to privacy" that protects a pregnant woman's liberty to choose whether or not to have an abortion. This also applies to doctors.
Also, of interesting relevance to us here in the firearms community, abortion and gun control are basically the same argument from polar opposite sides:
Primary argument: "We need to ban (guns/abortions) for the sake of the children"
Courts rule: "no you can't ban (guns/abortions) outright, but states can make their own policies."
Individual states: "Well we don't like (guns/abortions) so we're gonna throw up obstacles like waiting periods, and mandatory classes, and proof of competency, and make it really hard to have (guns/abortions) in our state."
Believing the federal government or states should have the right to restrict one and not the other is quite hypocritical.
I believe both should be protected federally for everyone. I think no matter if you are against abortion for religious or scientific views. You should support the ability for all individuals in any state to make up their decision on what they believe if its prochoice or prolife on their own. Same with free speech, gun rights etc. It should be protected choice of freedom nationwide.
This applies to the press and everything. The left super liberals news have as much right to run as the right conservative news. You may hate on the other but you should protect their right to exist. Same with guns and everything. You can't pick and choose freedom.
Edited some posts together, used some words from Antisepsis
I voted choice 4, Personal choice. Much like gun rights