Is there a difference between legislating morality and legislating against immorality?
Most of your examples; murder, slander, burglary, involve a victim. Morality laws, are laws based on morals alone, wether you're upholding morals, or keeping people from destroying morals, it's the same thing. Those morals are subjective though.
Yes - it' really technically correct that "you can't legislate morality," since you can't just tell people to be correctly motivated in their hearts. But we should, can, and do prohibit immorality - see our laws against murder, burglary, robbery, and
Perjury and slander and libel. They're all immoral based on the Ten Commandments, and we rightly prohibit them. But abortion, being murder, could also be illegal, as could sodomy (actually, it was illegal until the Supreme Court uncontitutionally
struck down anti-sodomy laws.
You make an interesting point. Initially, I thought the two choices were the same thing only worded differently. Your answer gives me pause. I may have to change my vote.
Oops, reply above