Am I wrong on the federal government's role on abortion?Submitted by bronko on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 15:13
Lately I've been pondering the government's (specifically the federal government's) role in abortion and I wanted to get all your thoughts so I can better formulate my own thoughts on the subject.
I believe that abortion is murder and that it is wrong. I realize not everybody believes that, but that's not necessarily my question.
IF... abortion is murder, then why wouldn't the federal government make a law against it?
Now, I know what you're thinking, because one side of my brain is thinking it too.
"Murder is currently covered under state laws and abortion should be as well."
Yes, I agree. 10th amendment. I get it. So does this mean that if a state decided that euthanasia was ok, then the federal government should do nothing? This isn't a rhetorical question, I'm legitimately asking that? Is that how this works? Unlike euthanasia, an unborn child can't simply move to another state because they disagree with state law.
The second thing you're thinking:
"Laws don't prevent anything. Abortion will not stop and will become more dangerous."
Partially agree. I'll summon one of my favorite Ron Paul quotes for my take on this.
"Law reflects the morality of the people. Ultimately, law or no law, it is going to be up to us as parents, as clergy, and as citizens-in the way we raise our children, how we interact and talk with our friends and neighbors, and the good example we give - to bring about changes to our culture toward greater respect for life."
So yes, it is about the country's morality, not necessarily the laws that will prevent this from happening.