Diogenes at Catholic World News writes about why abortion is legal and unsafe:
Abortion is sustained by a political clout grossly disproportionate to the modest abilities required to conduct the craft. The umbrella of that clout provides a lot of shade in which marginal characters can operate and dodgy procedures go unchecked. This gives the lie to the movement-fuelled concern about the victims of back-alley abortions. If that concern were genuine, NARAL and NAF would be hyper-keen to expose incompetent licensed practitioners, but in fact they collude in hushing-up bungled jobs and help keep the hacks in business. It's not that they're indifferent to the mother's well-being, but their interest in the doom of the dead baby overwhelms all secondary considerations. After all, healing is a delicate and complicated endeavor, but nobody gets fastidious about death.