Through my study throughout the years I’ve come to the realization that making things illegal doesn’t always help the situation. In fact, sometimes the situation worsens.
For example, making guns illegal, doesn’t necessarily (and is quite evident in places like Japan) reduce homicide rate or suicide rates. In fact, those rates are much higher in Japan. And-not only that, but when making things like Guns illegal, it generally only hinders those that get them legally now and allows for criminals who get them illegal already, to flourish-especially in places like America where we have open borders. Filtering out guns on an island country like Japan is a little bit easier to do.
Drugs-is the same story. Since the War on Drugs, the statistics for the amount of drug users hasn’t reduced at all and drug cartels have only become more powerful.
However, the point in this thread is not to argue gun control or drug use, it’s to ask if whether or not making abortion illegal would help.
I see it on a completley different moral scale than the former mentioned issues, whereas we don’t make murder legal because it’s morally wrong. (I don’t think that people would go out and just start murdering, if it all the sudden became legal to do so. Although the legal and life changing consequences are most definitely a deterrant.)
If Abortion became illegal-I think that the issue is, that people would still go through with it-without the proper (as proper as you can get in this situation) medical setting to prevent infection etc. and we would see a lot more “Coat-hanger” abortions.
Let me know what you think.