Back in 2004 I was glued to the televised trial of Scott Peterson, accused of murdering his pregnant wife Lacy. During the trial many statistics were given, and one stated that murder is the leading cause of death for pregnant women. It still holds true today according to this 2021 article--"Pregnant women in the United States die by homicide more often than they die by pregnancy-related causes--and they are frequently killed by a partner.." [nature.com]
Yes, I can tell you that is how it would have been for me, 40/50 years ago, had I not been able to seek assistance from Planned Parenthood. Hopefully there will be a better network of protection for young women nowadays, who find themselves survivors of incest, rape and simply unwanted intimacy that results in an unexpected pregnancy.
I know there are lots of ladies my age who would step in to help a young woman in trouble like that. There was no help for some of us 40/50 years ago. Thank goodness there was a safe and legal option that ended up sparing our lives or beatings for us. Now, who knows. Very sad to go so far backward.
Nobody wants an abortion, but when it comes to well being of the woman, due to certain physical abuse or possibly murder or suicide if the pregnancy became known, the choice is clear. These lawmakers simply do not know the secrets many of us will take to our graves.