Comment: Allow me to respectfully explain.

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Allow me to respectfully explain.

By this logic, we should not ban murder, since people do it anyway - a particularly fitting comparison, since abortion *is* murder.

The government's job is to do whatever it can to prevent people's rights from being violated, that's it. If something is a violation of someone's rights, the government is obligated to forbid it and attempt to enforce that.

Getting stoned is not violating anyone's rights, ergo government should have no say. Gay sex is not violating anyone's rights, ergo government cannot legitimately ban it.

Killing someone? There's a violation of rights.