Understood, Lawman, I respect that and it fits fairly well with the ruling of Roe v Wade. See below for a basic description of the decision and how the justices attempted to balance the different interests involved. The source is Wikipedia which I know is suspect to some, but this is pretty well written as to the facts in my view.
"The Supreme Court ruled that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment provides a fundamental right to privacy that protects a pregnant woman's liberty to choose whether or not to have an abortion, while also ruling that this right is not absolute and must be balanced against the government's interests in protecting women's health and protecting prenatal life.
The Court resolved this balancing test by tying state regulation of abortion to the three trimesters of pregnancy: the Court ruled that during the first trimester, governments could not prohibit abortions at all; during the second trimester, governments could require reasonable health regulations; during the third trimester, abortions could be prohibited entirely so long as the laws contained exceptions for cases when abortion was necessary to save the life of the mother. Because the Court classified the right to choose to have an abortion as fundamental, the decision required courts to evaluate challenged abortion laws under the "strict scrutiny" standard, the highest level of judicial review in the United States."
*source - Wikipedia
The bottom line is all the recent Republican anti-abortion laws have targeted the first trimester of pregnancy where the law mandates there can be no prohibition at all. That is not by accident - they want one of these laws to be challenged and make it to the Supreme Court so they can invalidate that first trimester issue and thus open the door to over-turning the entire ruling or at least make abortion as difficult to pursue as possible.
Many of the recent anti-abortion laws prescribe there can be no abortion after 6 weeks i.e. "heartbeat bills". As many people know, the vast majority of women would not even know they are pregnant at 6 weeks. Thus it is, in essence, a ban without being as flagrant as Alabama's version.
The other thing to remember is anti-abortion is not the only facet of this campaign - the Republicans want to restrict or eliminate contraception, sex education, pornography etc. as well.