While I'm a bit nervous about posting (as this is my first), I was just unfortunate enough to land on Thomas Friedman's latest. It appears to me that he's using the abortion issue to explain why citizens should trust the elite (like him) to dictate how to live right and proper lives. He eventually winds up here:
Respect for life has to include respect for how that life is lived, enhanced and protected — not only at the moment of conception but afterward, in the course of that life. That’s why, for me, the most “pro-life” politician in America is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
So, ever-growing restrictions are how to really show one is "pro-life"? Never mind that a life lived as dictated by others is nothing of the sort...