I was interested to read Bill Baum's letter basically stating that Republicans are wrong to oppose abortion and that they are against everything that makes society a better place.
I honestly do not understand Baum's logic. First of all, it is debatable whether several of those things he mentioned should actually be supported, and that even if he were absolutely right about their importance to society, certainly not all Republicans have those exact beliefs. His letter stereotyped all Republicans as being selfish and narrow-minded. Such an accusation should be backed by more logic than he gave.
The real issue, though, is the one he brought up in his first sentence: abortion. I am strongly in the pro-life camp (would that make Baum anti-pro-life?) and I have never understood pro-choicer's logic for their position. There is absolutely no scientific reason why life would begin at birth. None whatsoever. And considering that there are plenty of people who cast doubt upon the subject, abortion should be outlawed.
Think about that statement: A baby's life is at stake, and until you can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt to all parties concerned that life begins at birth, you are at risk of killing a baby. On top of that, talk to any woman who has had an abortion. Most of them, in my experience, do not feel free because of it.