As I just wrote to Barry:
At the end, you said,
"Neither biological insights nor logical consistency is important. Convenience is."
And gut reactions. My theory is that most pro-choice adults maintain their position because they
a. had an abortion themselves
b. love someone who has had an abortion
c. helped a friend get an abortion
and to them, "killing" doesn't define what they (or those they love) are capable of. Ergo, it must not be killing. (This was certainly my thinking when I was pro-abortion. ) These kids are mostly too young to fall into the above categories, but as you said in the article,
"They reflect the way the abortion issue is thought about and discussed by their parents, their peers, their legislators, and the media, which is for them and many of the rest of us the very cultural air we breathe."
That's it exactly. And the pervasive denial is based on feelings. With approximately 40 million abortions since 1973, what are the chances that you don't know someone who has been involved in an abortion? Your best friend, your next-door neighbor, that nice lady at the bakery ....
I think we can only turn this tide one heart, one post-abortive woman, one person who loves another person, at a time. But as long as adults are living in such feeling-based denial, kids will keep breathing that same deadly cultural air and the irrational thinking will be perpetuated because we cannot face who and what we are.