Abortion does restrict the rights of families - it restricts the right of the father to raise a child (abortion can be performed without consent of the father), and it completely eliminates the rights of one family member. Do you define “family” as something different? As far as “if you oppose x, just don’t do it”, why have laws?Doubt it. The newest generation, from my experience, isn't big on legislation restricting the rights of women and families. And that's how they see it. If you oppose abortion, good for you don't do it. Otherwise there's as many or more pro choicers than pro lifers, and the greater trend hasn't been towards more pro lifers.