I don't suppose you have any proof of same? Unlike "science" from your end of the political spectrum, Maslow's Hierarchy was based on research. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needs Maslow based his Hierarchy of Needs based on healthy individuals, not deviant individuals. Additionally, all of those people jumping out of aircraft have obvioulsy fullfilled their basic needs (e.g. have enough food, clothing and shelter, etc.). Last time I checked, homeless folk are not jumping out of aircraft. They cannot afford it because they are not able to cover their basic needs. No it is much more accurate to say that you are ignoring inconvenient facts and reason. You are misrepresenting the facts again. No one is advocating "child butchery". And the issue with respect to abortion is one of individual choice. Your side argues that the state should tell people what they can and cannot do with their bodies. Pro Choice (abortion) individuals are arguing that it is the right of the individual to decide what they can and cannot do with their bodies, not the state.