It is a "right" in the sense it is protected by the law. It's sematics I don't think that's what people mean when they say "it's my right." It seems to be perceived as some inherent right which must not be infringed by the government. I would like to know why. For me, the question is not, "Is abortion illegal?" Though I could argue that current laws really should protect the life of a fetus, that is really not the question at hand. The question is, "Should abortion be illegal?" Should abortion be protected, or punishable, by law?