"Abortion isn't wrong; it's healthcare!"
Here are two fair questions of this claim:
- Is is true?
- Is it useful?
Doing something is morally OK and should be legal only if it's "healthcare."
Doing something medical-ish is morally OK and should be legal only if it's healthcare.
Abortion is not wrong because it is healthcare, namely something done by doctors and nurses and healthcare providers that's not wrong. And so if they perform abortions, that's healthcare, which isn't wrong.
Abortion is not wrong because healthcare providers perform them and they aren't doing anything wrong.
Ultimately, this comes to this:
Abortion is not wrong because abortion is not wrong.
This is begging the question, which is circular reasoning. It involves your reason for your conclusion being that conclusion itself (e.g., "eating meat is wrong because it's not right to eat meat!"). It's bad reasoning, always.
Here, of course, it involves assuming that abortion is not wrong and should be legal. And that's can't be merely assumed: reasons have to be given, and saying "abortion is healthcare" doesn't provide those reasons. (It's worth noting that even if there are great arguments in defense of abortion [and there are!], that doesn't mean that abortion is healthcare either).
So, to return to our questions above:
- Is "abortion is healthcare" true?
- Is "abortion is healthcare" helpful?