Wind shifts in abortion camp

Pro-choicer Frances Kissling urges retrenchment for tactical reasons.

Writing Feb. 20 in the opinion section of The Washington Post, Kissling said abortion rights advocates can no longer pretend the fetus is invisible. … We must end the fiction that an abortion at 26 weeks is no different from one at six weeks. … We need to firmly and clearly reject post-viability abortions except in extreme cases.

More more more at NCReporter.

There’s a long history of such message-changing. Birth control advocates once urged eugenics reasons, switched to women’s rights.

Published by Jim Bowman

Jim Bowman covered religion 1968-78 for the Chicago Daily News, since then has written books, articles, etc., mostly on corporate history but also on religion. Longtime Oak Park, Illinois, resident, lives now on Chicago's North Side.

One thought on “Wind shifts in abortion camp

  1. After nearly 40 years of pushing unrestricted abortions and attacking the moral teachings of her church, Kissling suddenly discovers that terminating a fetus is not “morally insignificant” after all! Pro-choicers are losing political ground, so it must be time to take a more “nuanced” approach. How heart-warming. Now if she could just get the Pope to follow the latest Gallup polls…

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