“Of course banning something makes it less common.”
I’ll allow that it makes it less visible. I don’t think it quite tracks with frequency.
I mean, porn was banned at all my commands. I still could find plenty of the stuff at any time, just not on the Mess Decks.
I also knew homosexuals at every command, and only the last one was during DADT.
But i think you’re right, the problem these people want to solve is knowing about abortions. If they can’t be done legally, then these can pretend it can’t be done.
And if they hear about anyone getting hurt in a back-alley abortion, they figure the victim got judged accordingly.
And they don’t care how much money is spent enforcing laws that make sure their tax moeny isn’t paying for abortions. It’s not about spending a million $’s to save a thousand $’s, it’s about an air gap in the connection betweeen them and the thousand.