Originally Posted by Axil
I think if you break the argument down into smaller points you might begin to see a relationship.
Why should a private medical procedures be legal? The common argument involves the rights of an individual to control one's own body.
Your argument for prostitution is not convincing. There are plenty of business transactions between two adults that should be illegal. Why should this particular one be legal? Again i think it would come down to ownership and the right to sell the services of one's own body.
Moral consistency and legality don't always have a lot to do with each other. However, i believe Warfish is correct. The contention is not that abortion and prostitution are the same, or even similar. It is (if i am understanding him correctly) That arguments for abortion necessitate support for legalized prostitution if you wish to be consistent.
That said, i suspect you have been right when you made the point earlier, about the cross section of people who support abortion and oppose prostitution being a small one.
If you want to get into REASONS why certain things are crimes you are going to open a can of worms that cant really be discussed in such a limited forum.
Why is a handjob for money illegal but a massage is not? (whats a little sperm between friends, AMIRITE?)
Why is pot illegal and booze is not?
Why is MAA allowed, but 2 guys fighting is not?
You are trying to shoehorn MY opinion into "The common argument involves the rights of an individual to control one's own body." And I just don't see it that way. Thats a silly argument. Hey, suicide is still illegal right?
Simply because SOME people use that logic does lead to the conclusion that abortion and prostitution are somehow related.