I was recently told that abortion should be legal because if it is not, that will send women into the back alleys and dark rooms for abortions… Something isn’t right simply because if you disallow it, people will do it anyway. Just because someone is going to do an act doesn’t mean we make that act legal so it is safer for that person. The implications for that logic are severe. We don’t give handgun classes to someone who wants to commit a murder so that they don’t miss and strike a bystander. Rape isn’t legalized to make it easier for the rapist. The job of the government is to protect the innocent. In the case of abortion, the innocent is the unborn child and the aggressor is the intiator of the abortion. Government limits people’s rights to do what they want with their body all the time. I can’t use my body to hurt yours. I can’t use my mouth to slander your reputation. The bottom line with the abortion issue is when does life begin. Conception or Birth. The hypocrisy of the abortion issue is the outlawing of partial-birth abortion. They recognize that its a baby at that point. If life begins at conception then, it is murder from that point on. If not at conception, it is inconsistent to say it begins at viability because that is not a determinable or consistent time. So the only other option is birth. And, if a pro-choice person is consistent then they have to be willing to abort a baby seconds before it could come out full-term. The pro-choice position is logically incosistent and flawed… aside from it being murder.