For people of my generation, if someone spoke of a person’s “robbing the cradle” that phrase meant that a man or woman married someone who was significantly their junior in age. That was before Roe v. Wade.
Words, phrases and attitudes have changed in the forty years since the Supreme Court declared abortion to be legal. The thrust of this post is not going to be an examination of the morality, immorality or amorality of that decision and the consequences we have seen as a result of it. There is more than sufficient material on that topic which has already been published.
Rather, I thought I would examine one possible outcome for our society as our attitudes toward human life and death have evolved as a result of the decision. But before we peer into a possible future, it might be useful if we used the guidance of history to…
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