Imagining post-abortion America

The age of abortion may well be ending. What shall we fight about next?

Pro-life demonstrators.
(Image credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Abortion has consistently been the most fractious social issue of the past half-century of American life. This may be about to change.

It's hard to imagine, I know. After all, there are reasons why abortion has been so divisive for so long. Pro-lifers like myself see legal abortion as a scourge that has claimed tens of millions of human lives in the United States alone. By contrast, many progressives see it as a necessary guarantor of women's full social equality. These battle lines seem deeply etched into our social consciousness. What could possibly soften them?

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