Black Market Abortions

One argument we hear often about the legalization of abortions is that it brought abortions out of the ally ways and into a clean environment. As I am sure that a majority of them did, there is still a black market when an industry is highly regulated. People who have abortions probably have very steep demand curves and can be pretty desperate. That’s why it is no surprise we see that a non-doctor got arrested for providing abortions.

This from My Way News:

“Prosecutors said Bugarin at one time operated six clinics in Southern California that provided abortions. For her clinic in Chula Vista, near the Mexican border, she advertised her service on Spanish-language television and charged $500 for an abortion.”

The rest can be found here.

Pro-lifers obviously want abortions to be banned but to the pro-choicers, what is the right amount of regulation? This is also something important to note in the legalization of marijuana argue. They say that we can just tax it and regulate it a lot, but if people really want it they will find a way around the regulation.

My question to you is: Do we allow a complete free-market for abortions and illegal drugs?


Published in: on June 22, 2008 at 4:48 pm  Leave a Comment  
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