Saturday, January 17, 2009

Safe, legal, and rare

We've all heard the phrase from those people who are "personally opposed", but not willing to "impose their beliefs" on the rest of us. "Make abortion safe, legal, and rare."

Fr. Philip Powell nails it in his recent post:

"I still wonder how one reduces an undesirable behavior by making it moral, legal, and free of charge?"

I heard someone else asking recently, if it's safe and legal, why should it be rare? Safe and legal things tend to flourish. If there's nothing wrong with it, why shouldn't it be as common as the cold? People tend to avoid dangerous and illegal things. There's only one way to make abortion rare.

1 comment:

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