I just read on FB a series of responses to a sort of cartoon suggesting that a woman's body belongs to her but not the living being she has engendered. The two commonest arguments were, first, that only a woman has the right to choose whether or not to bear the child. The second is that pro-lifers don't care what happens to a baby once it is born, because they do not support massive social spending on children.
What wonderful things one learns on Facebook. All these years, I thought it took a male and a female to make a baby. Setting aside cases of pregnancy resulting from rape, conception requires two willing parties. Pagan Roman law did not forbid abortion per se--though from the literary sources it was apparently viewed as disgusting--but a married woman who procured an abortion without her husband's consent might face a death penalty. An anti-Christian country will probably never restore the prohibition against abortion, but the argument that it is only a woman's right to decide is utterly fatuous, especially since if the woman decides to bear the child, the father may be held responsible for its maintenance.
As for the old wheeze that people who support life do not support live babies, this would require some evidence that the child protection racket--including public education, welfare programs, etc.--do not primarily support the college-educated teachers and social workers and bureaucrats who earn middle class incomes by meddling in the people's business and deforming the minds and characters of the young. One would have thought tht some of the furor over CRT and transgenderism would have wised up some of the pro-infanticide leftists, but that is too much too hope for. They are the best evidence we have of the deleterious effect of modern education.
Where the pro-life movement went wrong is in the naive belief that you can convert the death-lovers and baby-killers by passing laws. No morally sane person has ever regarded abortion as a remedy for anything but the most extreme circumstances, e.g., the rare cases of rape and pregnancies that actually threaten the life--and not the "mental health" of the mother. Laws against murder do not, cannot prevent murder, but they can establish moral norms within a society. In postmodern nations, we cannot hope even for this.
I do have one modest solution to propose: Let us demand moral consistency. If only supporters of abortion rights would have been conceived by parents who agreed with them, we would not have to live in a society dominated by those who seek to take the lives of unborn children. It's not too late, though, for those who think death is a solution.