Are you not conversely taking the power of choice away from the woman? The problem is a rights conflict. Who has more rights? The mother or the unborn child? It is a difficult question. People will do what they want regardless of what you say or your opinion is on the matter. The technology is out there and it is never going to go back to the way it was before. You can like it or hate it but it's the truth. A woman who is adamant about having an abortion is going to have one no matter what because she knows the technology to do so is out there. Now you can say yes but if it is illegal we can punish them for doing it and the fear of punishment will prevent it. Well how do you prove it? The woman might have only told the doctor that performed the operation and considering he/she would be participating in an illegal activity as well he/she isn't going to tell either. You would almost have to catch them in the act unless the woman tried to have a 2nd or 3rd trimester abortion but even then she could just tell everyone she miscarried.
Originally Posted by montra
I understand where you are coming from but abortion becoming illegal is never going to be reality. It is here to stay. It is similar to the anti gun people who fail to realize that criminals don't play by the rules and making guns illegal allows criminals to obtain black market weapons, and then the law abiding citizen is at a severe disadvantage because they can't legally own one. Making something illegal does not solve the problem. It creates a black market is all it does. Be it guns, drugs, or in this case a medical operation. The demand is there and someone will always be willing to fill the supply legal or not. Making it illegal simply allows the doctors who perform it to ask for more money because of added risk and will not stop a woman dead set on having an abortion from having one.
Last edited by Samuel Democritus; Mar 29 2012 at 08:50 AM.
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