Abortion, Morality, and the Law

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June 10 2009 11:24 AM

Abortion, Morality, and the Law

Banning abortions isn't just a statement of "respect for human life," as many pro-lifers imagine. It's a commitment to investigate, prosecute, and punish.

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I'm all for morality, custom, compromise, and common sense. These elements of society have plenty to say about abortion, and they're saying it. But criminal law? Do we really want to go that far?

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Will Saletan writes about politics, science, technology, and other stuff for Slate. He’s the author of Bearing Right.

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