Making Abortion Illegal Will Create Another Unwinnable Drug WarSubmitted by Mekt_Ranzz on Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:05
I am pro-life but not necessarily anti-abortion as I believe there are rare but legitimate cases for abortion.
I don't believe in making abortion illegal because, just like the pre-Roe v. Wade era, it will simply go underground. This time, however, it won't be about coat hangers and other primitive methods but about state-of-the-art pharmaceuticals, like RU486, which, depending on the regulatory climate, will either be legally or illegally imported and/or manufactured and sold at inflated prices.
If not RU486, black market chemists will provide other just as effective, but likely previously unknown, abortifacients. It'll be another unwinnable drug war that America will lose very badly, just like the futile one it is currently fighting. With abortion legal, information as to how many abortions occur annually in the U.S. is readily available due to carefully recorded statistics. But with abortion illegal, abortions will almost certainly continue to occur, but without anyone knowing exactly how many or how often.
How is law enforcement ever going to effectively track and prosecute drug dealers selling illegal abortifacients if a majority of Americans thinks abortion should be legal? This is why overturning Roe v. Wade will never work: Abortion laws will ultimately become unenforceable.