Some people argue against outlawing abortion, saying women will have abortions anyway, but by this logic, nothing would be illegal. After all, outlawing rape, armed robbery, murder and car theft has not stopped those crimes either. If we’re only going to pass laws that are 100% effective, then those activities should be legal, too.
The point is that laws are enacted because society has determined that certain behavior is abhorrent, not because society believes the law can completely eradicate it. In fact, however, making abortion illegal would eliminate most of it.
Moreover, the law sets a standard and clarifies people’s rights. If the law doesn’t draw a clear line against a mother having her own child killed, then the lines drawn to keep other people from killing one another have become meaningless.
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