One thing that we never look at is what we would do if Roe vs. Wade were suddenly reversed. There would still be illegal abortions many of which would be self induced. I don't think we know how many of these occurred before R v W because most were not reported. Only the ones in which the mother was in serious trouble were probably known because they went to a hospital. Would the police crash into the abortion doctor's office or the woman's home and arrest the woman and the doctor (if one is present)? What about the father? He's certainly an accomplice. Would the mother, the father and the abortion doctor be sent to jail? I'd ask again whether this isn't in God's eyes a lot like suicide. Suicide is the taking of a human life under circumstances under which it is almost impossible to stop the crime. So is abortion. A woman can self-induce abortion and this is almost impossible to detect. It seems to me that re-criminalizing abortion is a good objective. I believe it would reduce the number of abortions by making it more difficult to obtain them safely. However, it would not stop abortion. I think we need to better understand why woman do this. Certainly, in may cases, because it's the easy way out. A smart high school senior gets pregnant and would have to give up her scholarship to college if she had the baby. A poor woman (with or without a husband) who has 5 children can't afford to have another one. A 15 year old girl is raped and becomes pregnant. I believe that the real answer to all of this is the church and stronger personal belief, real acceptance that the fetus is a child of God. Additionally, the economy seems to have a significant impact on the number of abortions. I think that's why the number of abortions went down more rapidly during the Clinton administration than during George Bush's administration. Finally, maybe more so in years past than now, unmarried pregnant women are stigmatized and treated as outcasts (wearing a scarlet A). People who are treated as outcasts rather than compassion will try to change that situation. This is by no means a complete answer to a complex situation. What does the BB think about this? This is a serious question which I don't consider to be political although it will be politized.