Thanks to Standing on My Head for the link to this article about the changing demographics in the US abortion debate. With a new generation of pro-life activists emerging, the 'menopausal militia' of the abortion lobby are getting a little depressed. The article is written by a supporter of abortion but it makes some interesting points about why there has been such a change of heart in the US over abortion and why more and more young people are identifying themselves as pro-life.
Generally, science is the friend of progressive political causes. Not this one. As fetal ultrasound technology improved during the nineties, abortion providers, conditioned to reassure patients that the fetus was merely tissue, found it much harder to do so once their patients were staring at images that looked so lifelike.