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Every Law "Legislates Morality" — From Abortion to Minimum Wage

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06/06/2019Ryan McMaken

Virtually all laws involve "legislating morality." When people use this phrase they often really just mean "I want laws to back my version of morality, not yours."

Original Article: "Every Law 'Legislates Morality' — From Abortion to Minimum Wage".

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