reply to post by Gorman91
After reading numerous post on abortion being murder, I thought I would ask just how the US would stop abortion should it become illegal ? For
arguments sake lets say all abortions (including pregnancy as a result of rape or incest) would become illegal in 1 week, just how does the US plan to
implement the law ?
OK you have shut the clinics and closed down the Dr's offices but what about the "morning after pill", that stops an egg implanting so is that
classed as an abortion ? The egg could have been fertilized so is stopping it implant in the womb an abortion ? If you decide it is, the next step
is to ban the "morning after pill" BUT this is where problems start to arise, as the morning after pill is the same formulation is normal
contraceptives pills, only in higher doses. All women would have to do is take a treble dose of their normal contraceptive pill to ensure the
pregnancy does not implant. So does that mean you should ban the normal contraceptive pill, if it is going to be used as a way to end a pregnancy
Now what about herbs that are know to cause miscarriage ? Do you want to ban every single herb that can be linked to miscarriage ? What about a very
well known Ulcer drug that can be easily bought (there are even videos on YouTube explaining what the dose should be and when to take it), how do you
think big pharmacy companies would react to being told their products were being banned, as I presume you would want to ban any drug that can end
pregnancy in case they fall into the wrong hands ?
Maybe you could just limit access to the internet to pro-life groups so that women who wanted abortions could not get access to this information (I
doubt that would be Constitutional but I don't think you would let a little matter like that stop you).
What do you intend to do about women who want to travel aboard (Canada has abortion more or less on request, as does the UK, France to name just a
couple). Would all women have to take pregnancy test before they left the US to ensure they were not pregnant and leaving the Country just to obtain a
termination ? If they were pregnant would they still be allowed to leave and what would happen if they came back and they were no longer pregnant.
Would this be OK because the abortions were taking place outside the US or do you want to ban pregnant women from travelling in case they have a
What would happen if a woman went for a massage (there is a traditional technique for ending a pregnancy in the far east that is a massage of the
Uterus). Are you going to ban massage as well.
Just exactly how do pro-life campaigners intend to ensure that abortions no longer take place ? I stated on a previous thread they can shout and
scream and stamp their feet all they want, they can threaten eternal damnation and the vengeance of a wrathful imaginary friend in the Sky but what
they can't do and will never be able to do is to stop abortion, there are too many ways for it to be carried out and there are too many people who
already have the information and would be only too willing to share it with other women, should abortion ever be banned. In a way a feel sorry for
them, they are impotent to change the knowledge that is already freely available.
Saying "ban abortions" is easy in practice it would be impossible to carry out. Even if you make it illegal it won't stop, if making things
illegal worked the prisons would be empty !