It's a bit like what we see today with "gay" marriage.
The pedestrian plea was once totally for laws against abortion.
Reminds one of the old story about Charles "Racehorse" Haynes, the phenomenally successful trial attorney in Houston.
It is said that he would instruct his students in courtroom tactics that if all logical argument failed, sheer gall must be the ultimate weapon. He would illustrate his lesson with the following example:
"Say my dog bites you, and you take me to court. I will defend myself with the following arguments: 1. My dog never bites anyone, and 2. my dog was tied up that day, and 3. I don't believe he did bite you - show me your bite, and 4. I DON'T EVEN OWN A DOG."
Sheer gall, eh? Sounds a bit like the howls of the liberal media, too.
And why no legal euthanasia yet? It's coming, but slower. The pro-euthanasia forces have never been as powerful or well-funded as the pro-abortion forces. Why? The pro-euthanasia movement has not had the neat theoretical link with a political movement as powerful as the feminist revolution, as did the pro-abortion movement.
Here's a quote from Alexander Pope to sum things up: "Vice is monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace."
You want social revolution? Just formulate a sweeping manifesto on the question of newly perceived rights and ancient abuses, add a bit of sob in the voice, some show biz, then it's all up for grabs. The sally into abortion. Now the catcalls for "gay" marriage. What next from the cloven hoof?
How a physician charged with the vigil for two lives can pervert this priestly charge into a politically convenient dissemblance is exceedingly difficult to comprehend. Well, as Saul Bellow once said: "A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep."
Meanwhile, do not be an iguana on a hot rock. What can you do to help save our civilization from sudden death? For starters, vote Republican. The world looks to the USA. The president nominates the Supreme Court Justices. We must stack the deck with moral men and women. With civil and educated pro-life and pro-family judges. Mr. Dooley once warned us that it is still inescapable that, "...the Supreme Court follows the election results."