Andrew Sullivan has been running testimonials about late-term abortion on his site all week, tragic stories of a sort that normally get no attention in detached public-sphere moralizing. They seem to be, judging from his most recent post on the subject, starting to change his mind:
I have to say I am beginning to believe that these abortions, given their excruciating moral and personal choices, may be the most defensible in context of all abortions. And yet they seem to be taking life in a more viscerally distressing way. I need time to think and rethink these things. I would not have without reading these extraordinary accounts.It's amazing what happens when circumstances force us to confront reality of difficult choices in practice, not just "in the abstract."