"If you catch your child smoking cigarettes, you take the cigarettes away, you don't force them to continue smoking to punish them."
Your statement properly analogizes to something like the following:
If you catch your child having sex with his girlfriend/her boyfriend, you take the girlfriend/boyfriend away, you don't force them to continue having sex to punish them.
The above statement would actually have some merit, although I, personally, would often advocate having the young couple get married, rather than split up.
You, however, are attempting to analogize to something like this statement:
If you catch your child having sex with his girlfriend/her boyfriend, you take the resulting pregnancy away, you don't force them to continue suffering the consequence of the sexual activity to punish them.
While I understand why this would be your position, it does not logically follow from the analogy that you employed.
A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand
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