Originally Posted by James81
There was a time when I bought into this argument (and you see it tossed around a LOT during abortion discussions), but I don't think I buy into it anymore. I think it's a cop out.
I do not believe in making something legal JUST because people are going to do it whether it's legal or not. People steal all the time, should we make that legal so it's safer for the thieves?
I think that IF abortion were illegal and people still chose to get them, then that is a choice that THEY make, and with that choice they assume the risk that is involved with it.
Did I miss some memo? Is the word cop out
the word of the day?
Your line of arguing makes it obvious that you're a man. No offense intended. But you seem insensitive to women's suffering. There are countries where abortion is strongly frowned upon you know. And there's been places where it's been made illegal. Women have and will find ways to have abortions if they feel desperate about it, whether it is legal or not. Their lives are at risk in these instances.
I don't think your stealing analogy holds up. Stealing will have a negative effect on society most of the time. The same can't be said about abortions.
Also...You said something which I disagreed with...Back in January. In this thread. I'm wondering if bringing it up now is considered fair game. Thoughts?
PS. No...I did not
read the entire thread