Abortions reduce crime since peopel are not forced to raise unwanted babies or babies they cannot care for, it reduces the suffering of the people the commit crimes against, and themselves for being so desperate as to turn to crime.
Further I do not support abortion at any stage, for clarificiation, some stages are okay, others not, I think the swedish 18 wee rule is pretty good, also the fact that you can apply for special causes with "social services" like entity.
Claiming that any potential for life is sacred then it would somehow be unethical to let ANY egg go enpregnated if it can be, and thus all women should be pregnant all the time, and you are probably retarded.
And cmon, the hitler comment was pretty stupid, saying "They [unemployed] are largely uselss and a cost to society" is also something hitler might have siad about [jews] or [handicapped] etc, that does not make it untrue or implies that you want to have them all killed. True that argument that fetuses are useless to society is not exactly a solid argument for killing them, but the fact that they have no real relationship to anybody, except probably their mother, who is the one making the decesion, it does hold some water.
The lack of consciousness is really alot more solid, I do not mind killing a cow, or a pig, assuming it's done in a humane way, ie limited suffering, a fetus might at best have the consciousness of something like an ant, in the early stages of development.
Killing an ant for no purpose is a bit cruel, i'll admit, but I don't concern myself with it, especially with all the good things that can come of it.
Also I would like to refute the "potential" argument, simply because arguing that something COULD BE, is both false in a way since you cannot predict the future, maybe you would have misscarried that baby you aborted, or maybe it would have died of that sudden infrancy death, the proper name evades me.
Should you then also make it illegal to not take your kid to football practise because of all the kids he COULD meet, or try and have a child at any possibilty, since you COULD have a child, that egg too is a potential for life, it just needs to be ensaminated, just like a fetus needs to grow in the mothers womb before actually becoming a human.
You cannot make laws based on what MIGHT occur, nor argue from it.