A few moments ago, I was relating to my husband a tragic story I’d read on the Internet. Without getting into the grisly details, it involved the recent discovery of the body of a newborn boy, dead since 1957, yet disposed of (not buried) in a manner that suggested infanticide. My husband and I are both devout Catholics, and so imagine my shock when his only comment was, “I guess there’ll be a lot more of those if abortion is banned.”
Knowing him as I do, I can’t imagine that this comment was meant to support abortion, but I couldn’t think of a calm, charitable way of asking him to clarify. But it got me thinking: What are some rebuttals to the argument that if abortion is made illegal it will only lead to more infanticide? If you could, please include secular as well as religious arguments, as most of the people I know who are pro-abortion are not religious and wouldn’t be swayed by religious reasoning.