yes the obvious hypocrisy is beyond comprehension. To me the issue comes down to who has "the power of attorney" over the woman's body, the woman, the state or some nut job screaming the right to life when no such right exists. Perhaps if the Right to lifers put their money where their mouths are and properly support the unwanted pregnancies and subsequent children they forced women to bear for 9 months and give birth to, for the rest of their lives one may be able to have a rational discussion with them. The average cost of pregnancy care in the USA is approx. $11k to $30k depending on the quality or support. ( google) with out insurance etc. and child's special needs This does not include care for the mother to be. The cost of raising an unwanted child to adult hood is considerably more. The collateral cost on society due to societal disconnect due to a life time in foster care is any ones guess, for example. The cost of surrogate pregnancies (for relevant context) is about $90k-$130k in some parts of the USA. ...and that's just some of the financials and not the ethics, morality and future societal cost of forcing a woman to do anything she doesn't wish to do with her body. As far as Texas abortion banning is concerned well... welcome back to the days of coat hanger abortions, self inflicted or performed by people you can trust the least.