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But, implicit in this argument is the idea that private behavior, namely whether or not women have abortions, has significant consequences for the public good.
And if we acknowledge that private behavior has the potential to impact society at large and hence, impact each member of society individually, then why shouldn’t that private behavior be the business of a higher authority?
The distinction between “public” and “private” is irrelevant when it comes to issues of immorality and criminality.
The way that I have framed my thoughts on this issue is in the form of a “debate” with myself.
In light of the recent US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, we have seen a number of Muslim scholars reiterate the position of Islamic law on same-sex acts.
What we have not seen much of, however, is reasoning explaining why Islamic law prohibits same-sex acts.
This is the category of behavior the modern “gay rights” movement is primarily concerned with and, as it turns out, the type of behavior Islamic law unequivocally proscribes.
Even secular law regulates some of what people do behind closed doors.After all, the heroin addict is only hurting himself and what right does the state have to tell people what to do with their bodies?