Every time theres an explosion in yee olde abortion debate I can't help but wonder why anti abortion groups haven't twigged that if you made abortions illegal they would still occur.
An activist war cry of "stop abortion" is a bit like touting "stamp out alcoholism", it's a nice idea but it's not going to happen. Therefore you could better put your time into related
A bunch of ill informed ignorant people waving banners around won't solve all the problems that go into causing abortions, legal or otherwise, to occur. I sometimes wonder if this is the result of dumbing down, the people put so much effort into making little campaigns that ultiamtely just waste time and air.
In the documentary below a woman has a go at some activists for showing gorey images outside a kids shop and i have to say - love free speech as I do - right on. It's the equivalent of showing pictures of a dead plastic surgery addict alongside a shelf full of barbie dolls. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E0oMN2oJj8
The thing is if you show an abortion activist a picture of a dead adult, often, I find they have an errie ambivalence to it, kind of "meh". Thats the sign of someone who's just got swept away with an idea not someone operating on a well thought out mission to improve society. To a normal person, sure a partial birth abortion image is horrific but an image of a murdered cvilivian in a war zone should be equally so.
If someone is anti-abortion then they should structure a campaign around education on birth control, providing resoruces to people who have abortions for financial reasons etc If you set out with the idea that you're goiong to eliminate abortion by making it illegal then you might as well start a war on drugs in the hope that people will stop taking them....ah wait shit.