The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.
I bet he was very sad when he died, knowing that mankind cared so little for the kind of thing that once made him a hero.
Hearing Rocketman in my head - RIP Neil.
Even to the end he was still trying to explain his line when walking on the moon. he kept insisting he did not make a mistake but he actually said A MAN when the tape indicates he said only MAN - which is the same as MANKIND which followed.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
It's also worth noting that the US already wastes astronomical amounts of money building bombs and military equipment w/no practical value.
If that wasted money were instead spent on the space program, we'd have already sent a man on Mars and (probably) even started on warp flight.
China, India, or some Europeran country will ultimately be the first nation to send a man on Mars and/or develop the first practical warp field theory, because unlike the US, those countries don't have the burden of the GOP wasting all its resources on oil and bomb building.