One of the main goals of the “religious right” is to make abortion illegal. They are very vocal in their opposition to a woman’s right to choose. Even though it is legal in the United States for a woman to have an abortion, the more radical opponents on the right do their best to make it hard to find a provider and make it a very stressful experience for those who can find an abortion provider. The mystery is how they connect their evangelical Christian faith and the founding fathers with the need to deny women abortions.
The Bible never mentions abortions. Roman law at the time of Jesus permitted abortion, infanticide and child abandonment. At the time Jesus lived, there was no concern about miscarriages and abortions prior to the mother being able to feel the baby move, referred to as the “quickening”, which occurs well after the first trimester of pregnancy in about the fifth month.