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How the abortion wars will end - with a truce, not a bang
How the abortion wars will end - with a truce, not a bang

The abortion wars have been devastating. To be sure, they have made it virtually impossible to enact policies that actually reflect the will of the people when it comes to abortion. Their toxicity also has infected other issues, from healthcare reform to Supreme Court confirmations. Even now an abortion-related squabble risks derailing an important bill protecting the victims of human sex trafficking. This lingering “us versus them” mentality stems from 1970s-style culture war polarization. But such dug-in, take-no-prisoners abortion politics can't last much longer. Shifting politics, legal developments and, especially, changing demographics suggest that we can and must...

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