"Abortions will happen whether they are legal or not and there is no way around this inconvenient fact ."
Murder happens regardless of its illegal status - should we simply legalize murder? Oh wait, we already have, at least so long as the victim is still within the womb.
"Trying to stop abortion by making it illegal is like trying to stop a forest fire by pouring gasoline on it ."
Actually, legalizing something tends to increase the behavior, particularly when it is subsidized through government funding, encouraged as a means of "sexual responsibility," and hidden by euphemisms and hysteria to prevent any honest discussion as to its grave repercussions, as is abortion.