Last Thursday, I issued a challenge to an old friend. I wanted to interview him ..... or one of his fellow "Progressives"..... concerning the issue of abortion. Sadly, I have yet to receive any response - either positive or negative - from him. There's certainly been enough time. When no answer came Friday or Saturday, I gave him the benefit of the doubt, thinking he may have been too busy over the weekend to reply.
Now, Monday has arrived without an answer, so I'm assuming that no answer will ever come.
It's impossible to give an explanation for his refusal to discuss this. I can't be certain in this case, but I believe far too many who refer to themselves as Liberals or Progressives do so from some sort of automatic reflex. Far too many people refuse to face the issue of abortion and call themselves "pro-choice"; as long as someone else is making that choice, they can close their eyes to the horrors.
These former hippies, who grew up in the late 60's & early 70's, have closed their minds to the abortion question. They have become the close-minded old fogeys they railed against so long ago. Thankfully, the younger generation is not so closed-minded. The majority of Americans today identify themselves as "pro-life".
There's always hope that the day will come when those growing up today will undo the damage done by the, now aging, "flower children."