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The Black Market argument

is probably he most problematic pain in the rear that we've had get in the way of mustering the willpower to get Roe v. Wade overturned. Ron Paul said it best in "Abortion and Liberty." Arguing against criminalizing abortion because someone might get hurt is like arguing to legalize bank robbery because someone might get hurt in an illegal bank robbery.

However, this isn't going to happen overnight. It wasn't until the 1850s, 60s, and 70s that the pro-life medical community managed to convince state legislatures that there needed to be legal protections for unborn babies. Of course, it was a lot easier back then when we didn't have a Supreme Court that felt it could unilaterally invent Constitutional laws.

We need to start out with majoritarian common ground and work from there rather than think we can outlaw all abortions everywhere and the practice magically disappear. For instance, one area to start would be to take the moderate position that abortion in the third trimester should outlawed except when the health of the mother is at risk.