Legalizing abortion has made it much more common. For example, in NYC the abortion rate for pregnancies is 41%! and among some ethnic groups it's closer to 60%! Secondly, you claim that people would go to back ally abortionists. Roe v. Wade only made abortion legal, it did not regulate abortion clinics so the same abortionists that were doing the abortions illegally,, were suddenly legalized! They were called back alley abortionists because these were mainly medical doctors who would take patients through the back door to avoid being seen. As it is, abortion clinics fight regulation and as this article demonstrates, they fail inspections miserably. Abortion has been legal since 1973 and they still can't get it right?