Carol Platt Liebau

Sunday, February 06, 2005

This piece has it just right. In the wink of an eye, conventional wisdom has changed -- finally it's being acknowledged that it's the Democrats, not the Republicans, who are being hurt by their position in the abortion debate.

Recall this report -- posted on this site back in September -- that noted in a poll taken in Spring 2003, pro-life women constituted the majority.

And here is more interesting news that confirms that Hillary Clinton is up to something as she's trying to moderate her hard-left pro-choice record.

What's beneath the shift in abortion attitudes? Two things: (1) The rise of technology (remember this piece posted here last week about the use of ulstrasound by pro-lifers?): It's hard to subscribe to the radical pro-choice line that an unborn child is just a "fetus" or a hunk of protoplasm when you've seen him/her on film; and (2) A sort of religious reawakening in this country -- and what seems like a new willingness to reexamine the "truths" that were almost universally accepted in the heat of the feminist movement of the '70's.


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