Sorry to post twice but I've been thinking about this issue a lot lately with my first grandson being born a few months ago. I saw pregnancy through the eyes of my daughter and her husband so those changes between the 80s and today have informed my opinion. I think in 100 years abortion will be seen like we see slavery today. I say that by extrapolating today's trends into the future. I could see the following happening... 1) Birth control gets FAR more effective. This could be the morning after pill, or another device which prevents pregnancies before they start. 2) This puts the abortion mills out of business and makes surprise pregnancies a thing of the past. Our birthrate drops, but "every child is a wanted child" so to speak. And these children are treasured because there are not as many of them. 3) As technology improves parents see their developing baby up close and personal- perhaps they see him or her every single day on a home system. Perhaps they even get a glimpse of the baby's personality as DNA testing reveals what the baby will look like and even act like. The relationship between parents and developing baby gets deeper and more personal- it doesn't start on the day of birth any longer. So greater technology makes birth control more effective, which takes the self-interest element and the financial element out of the abortion issue, and our ability to see in the womb and get to know the baby increases awareness that THIS IS A PERSON. Today we look at the slavery issue and wonder how some people could own other people. It boggles my mind and sickens me- but I also recognize how blind we can be when self-interest and dehumanization are combined in an ugly stew.