“True. I should have phrased it another way: if the secular government determines that none of us have a soul (separation of church and state) what would keep the government from passing laws to kill old people who are sucking up resources and infants who are disabled? For that matter, why not forced abortions to keep the population in check?”
You answered your own question. If the people delegate enough of their power to the government to forbid abortion, they have delegated enough of their power to the government to do all the rest of the things you list.
By your reasoning: If the people delegate enough of their power to the government to forbid prostitution, murder, and robbery, they have delegated enough of their power to the government to do anything.
If you determine abortion up to the 9th month is not murder because the body has no soul until it takes it’s first breath, then the government which is already separating from our Judeo Christian foundation, can use atheism to make evil laws for the good of the human soul-less race and planet earth.
You’ve declared unborn babies have no soul based on your personal belief and then use that belief to justify abortion. The majority of Americans disagree. And since there is no proof of soul to satisfy un-believers the law should err on the side of the unborn baby. It is a slippery slope from first-movement, to first-breath, to first-steps, to first-words. At what point is the newborn infant fully human and deserving of protection under the law? You and Obama say first breath. In many Godless nation’s it’s after first breath.