Comment: The intent of a ban on abortion

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The intent of a ban on abortion

is exactly the same as a ban on murder. Of COURSE it's not going to stop it - at most, maybe it'll reduce it. The idea is to punish those who violate the rights of others - in this case, doctors who perform abortion.

Murder is wrong. Abortion is murder. Ergo, abortion is wrong. Very basic syllogism, both valid and sound.

I genuinely don't understand how people can be so flippant about killing babies. If the baby were visible, all hell would break loose against doctors who did it. We're talking prison time and execution.

Out of sight, out of mind, I guess. It's so easy to avoid taking a stand against things you can't see, no matter how atrocious.