That was a pathetic argument. Society has vested interests in restricting access to, and/or the use of, certain drugs as well as penalizing the abuse of legal drugs. Those reasons can include risks to the person (just as government can mandate the use of seat belts due to the high cost to society of not wearing one) and risks to other persons (as in driving under the influence).<quoted text>
Laws do not stop women from using drugs, yet drugs are illegal. Laws do not stop women from driving drunk, yet drunk driving is illegal. As should abortion be illegal.
Abortion does not represent a cost or burden to society outside the conservative's obsession. In fact, we know that the financial cost of unwanted children massively outweighs any costs associated with contraception or abortion, both in real dollars as well as in the perpetuation of entire populations of poor, uneducated, people who become a serious problem for a civil society beyond the dollar cost (crime, inability to understand and vote responsibly on complex issues, overcrowding, etc.)
If we had a culture where people could easily avoid having children until financially and personally prepared to care for them properly, imagine how much better off we would be.