So Shap, I will ask you a question, I believe that you are pro-life. Given that, and your stand on State's rights, you believe that it would be within the right of the state to allow (or deny) abortion. However, and correct me if I am wrong, you are against a woman's right to choose. If you believe that a group of voters can elect to allow abortion, then why should it not be the right of every woman to do so individually?
I believe that abortion is murder, and that a woman should not be allowed to 'vote' to murder her child any more than your neighbor should be allowed to 'vote' to murder you. I also believe that laws dealing with murder are State laws, not Federal ones, as they should be. The Federal government has stuck its' nose into the fray on occasion, mostly when the public is incensed at a particular verdict in a murder trial, and proceeded to retry (against the Constitutional prohibition on double jeopardy) suspects on Federal charges such as 'rights violations' or other fabricated excuses for holding Federal trials. They are completely wrong to do so, as I have said in the past. The Rodney King Beating Trial and the Supreme Court review of the Terri Schiavo are two prime examples. Both cases involved politicizaton of the court process, as the Federal government attempted to overturn a State Court decision, more as a matter of bowing to public opinion than as a matter of law. It was wrong, regardless of whether the State court delivered a correct verdict or not.
Back to the issue of abortion: if a State does not agree with me that it is murder, and decides to make it legal, that is not my issue. In my State, however, I would lobby and petition to ensure that it remains illegal.