shamelessly swiped from Ann Althouse

the Egyptian

“40 years ago, abortion-rights activists won an epic victory with Roe v. Wade…”

“They’ve been losing ever since,” says the new cover of Time Magazine:

“You need a subscription to read the article, but here‘s a shorter post by the author, Kate Pickert:

The pro-life cause has been winning the abortion war, in part, because it has pursued an organized and well-executed strategy. But public opinion is also increasingly on their side. Thanks to prenatal ultrasound and advanced neonatology, Americans now understand what a fetus looks like and that babies born as early as 24 weeks can now survive….

The prochoice establishment has also been hampered by a generational divide within the cause. Young abortion rights activists today complain that the leaders of feminist organizations, who were in their 20s and 30s when Roe was decided, aren’t eager to pass the torch to a new generation whose activism is more nimble and Internet-based.

In what form are these metaphorical torches passed? When and where do elder leaders step down and cede power to youngsters? If their activism is so “nimble,” why can’t they grab the power they want? Or is this a special “feminist” theory that the older women ought to get out of the way? Back in the day, expecting older women to get out of the way was regarded as an anti-feminist notion. Well, too bad I don’t have a Time subscription or I’d investigate the details of these young activists and their whiny ways.”

and this from the comments
Marshal said…
Brew Master said…
The pro-life position is demographically favored over the long term. Those with moral objections have more children, and teach them the moral objections.
That’s why they prioritize converting school curricula from the traditional understanding of education to political indoctination.

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