Legislating Morality

By Tom Reynolds

My friend Lori wrote a post on NewsReal Blog about people who posted a stream of messages on Twitter about having had an abortion. (For those familiar with Twitter, they used the hashtag #IHadAnAbortion.) After making sure that the link was good I repeated her message about her new post to my own Twitter followers. One of my other friends on Twitter took vocal exception to the contents of (and the concepts she thinks are behind) Lori’s post. She raised some interesting questions that I couldn’t answer in 140 characters. In fact, she raised more issues than I can reasonably address in a single post. This post is an attempt to address the ideas that you can’t legislate morality, and that individual freedom is an absolute. CONTINUE