I gave up on reading this whole thread after page 7 ; )
Of course laws reflect morality, so the argument that something is ok just its being legal is total dishonesty in my mind.
The newest data say that the majority of Americans oppose abortion. In a Republic, the majority of a population means very little.
I thought the only countries to outlaw abortion have been Ireland, Poland and Chile. When I was in Chile last, the tides there were changing to support the pro-death position.
[quote] Varqanir wrote: Ideally the law should reflect the common morality of the people for whom it is written.
The reason that much of Levitical law no longer applies is because we no longer consider many of the things proscribed to be immoral, and no longer consider many of the things commanded to be moral.
Sodomy laws have been overturned in all states of the Union, as have laws against miscegenation. Slavery, which was once commonplace throughout the world, and entirely legal, is now illegal precisely because it has come to be thought of as immoral.
When the majority of people in the United States come to view abortion as immoral, then it will become illegal.
Just as it is now in Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, North Korea, and Iran.[/quote][/quote]
Actually, it’s a few more than Ireland and Chile. These are the states that have either a limited (Mexico) or an absolute (Malta) ban on abortion. Strange that Vatican City isn’t on the list.
Antigua & Barbuda
Central African Rep.
Dem. Rep. of Congo
Papua New Guinea
Sao Tome & Principe
United Arab Emirates
West Bank & Gaza Strip
Edit: and now I see I was mistaken about North Korea and Saudi Arabia. Ah well.