In a combox below, reader (and fellow artist and Arkansawyer) Paul writes,
There are a few reasons why abortion is such a crucial issue for me. I truly am not a single issue voter (at least, I would like not to be). I am concerned with many other things. But abortion trumps all, right now.
I'll explain first by tweaking your question slightly;
The answer is, no, there are no other issues at the moment equally important in the eyes of Christ. Hitler was great for the German economy. He built a fantastic system of highways, from what I hear.
Secondly, my becoming anti-abortion (I wasn't always) was not at all related specifically to religion, but came about when I was shown and came to understand that abortion is - under any moral code worthy of the name - clearly logically untenable. It cannot be supported by any reasonable argument, but is founded completely on the politics of the "will to power".
When a person gets abortion wrong (especially if they have seen the facts and had the opportunity to think it through logically) this reveals an absolutely fatal inability - or unwillingness - to reason. Any intelligent adult who can look at a photo of an unborn child - anyone with even the most basic knowledge of the biology of gestation and fetal development - can't morally accept abortion except through a titanic effort of self deception and false rationalization.
This leads me to conclude that such a person has either seared their conscience for the sake of political convenience (not wanting to have certain people mad at them) or that they are simply incapable of thinking (in my case, it had been some of each).
Neither of these possibilities leads me to trust in such a person's judgment - especially in any position of leadership. It's a non-starter, an automatic disqualification.
All the driest science and logic attests to the humanity of the fetus. All attempts to justify nullifying that humanity are arbitrary and capricious - full stop.
The only religion one needs in order to oppose abortion is the belief that killing innocent human beings is wrong... but of course, there are more and more who hold that killing inconvenient human beings can be justified, innocent or not. There are even growing numbers who hold that killing human beings in order to take something valuable that they have (like their stem cells or organs) can be supported readily enough.
"O brave new world, that hath such people in it!"