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An appeal to "please think of the children". Often used to justify shitty laws. Named after The Simpson's Helen Lovejoy who was always imploring others to please think of the children.
US Government: "We need access to your encrypted smartphone."

Troggie42: "Not gonna happen."

US Government: "But a child could die if we can't scour your phone!"

Troggie42: "Lovejoy's Law, buddy. It means your law is horseshit."
by one-man-circlejerk November 20, 2014
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