Here is a quote that I came across. It especially makes sense to me after watching the Republican National Convention. To read the rest of this post, see Galla Creek Ephemeris.
I do believe the Republicans like to get our minds on things like a 'woman's right to an abortion' so they can change the focus of issues that count for most of us day by day. How is the right to an abortion going to affect most of us--not at all. What the President thinks about abortion is not going to help with the day to day issues that are choking us to death...
I also think it is a little ridiculous to say you value the life of a child but then don't care if he starves to death once he is on this earth. Don't care if he has food, clothing, shelter. Once grown the same ones who shout no abortion are often those who will send the young man to his death at 18 without a tear.
(Emphasis is mine).