When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, people’s hearts are filled with schemes to do wrong. Ecc 8:11.
This Scripture passage means that if people are not punished for a crime, they are emboldened to commit that crime. This is Godly wisdom and common sense. Therefor it would be unreasonable to assume abortion can be stopped while still making it legal i.e., abortion clinics would still open for business and subsidized by government and easily accessible.
Many Safety nets are already provided by Medicaid, 2,700 Crisis Pregnancy Centers, many hundreds of free community health centers and a church on almost every corner in America that would be glad to help a pregnant mother. There are also Safe Haven Laws in all 50 states when a mother cannot care for her newborn she can leave the baby at the hospital, at any fire station or at any doctor’s office. Safety nets are important and we have them now and abortion is still flourishing. I would doubt the assertion that countries with legal abortion have fewer abortion. I have never seen that proven.
Abortion according to the Catholic Church intrinsically evil and is murder by the mother herself. It should never be made legal.