People will argue that even if we are successful in outlawing abortion that it will happen anyway so we need to keep it legal so it can be safe. This is one of the arguments I hear most from people who don't want to get involved in pro-life work. It is also one of the most absurd arguments I have ever heard.
The very premise of the argument discounts the reason we are against abortion, it kills a human person. How can abortion ever be thought of as safe? The very act of abortion destroys the life of an innocent child, where is the safety in that?
If you follow this logic you can carry it to ludicrous lengths. You can argue that burglary is illegal and yet it happens anyway so why don't we make it legal so criminals can have a safer time committing this crime. You can argue that rape is illegal yet it happens anyway, so we should open up clinics where someone can commit that crime safely.
These are obviously insane arguments that don't make sense. The same is true for saying that killing children through abortion will happen no matter what so we need to keep clinics open for people to commit that crime.
This question is really not that tough at all. We have laws to protect people from being harmed by other people.
hom·i·cide (hŏm'ĭ-sīd', hō'mĭ-) American Heritage Dictionary
- The killing of one person by another.
- A person who kills another person.
Imagine if we changed the definition of homicide to look like this:
hom·i·cide (hŏm'ĭ-sīd', hō'mĭ-) Ridiculous Dictionary
- The killing of one person by another. (Except when done in a safe medical clinic because someone did not want to take care of the other person)
- A person who kills another person. (Except when the first person is a doctor who is paid to kill that person by their parents)
Abortion is the killing of one person by another person; therefore it is homicide and should be illegal. It is that simple.
For Christ I stand,
Bryan Kemper - firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find this and other Tough Questions Series answers in the "Educate Yourself" section of our web site at http://www.standtrue.com