How did such ghoulishness become socially acceptable? The mind boggles.
Because the two sides - pro-life and pro-choice - are at war, where anything goes. One side wants to ban abortion days after a missed period, and the other side wants to permit abortion even as the baby is gasping for life on the operating table.
I've said this before, to deaf ears. Those who truly want to reduce the number of abortions don't go monkeying around with Constitutional rights. They do the hard work of persuasion and support for mothers in tough circumstances to do the right thing. Or, as the left to its credit advocates, they make contraceptives freely available.
But the two warring sides have ratcheted things up to new levels. So long as one side insists on passing cruel laws that ban abortion at six weeks, the other side will counter with the normalization of infanticide. Both positions are inhumane and serve to harden hearts. If only this issue could be removed from the political agenda, both sides could work together toward the common goal of supporting life. And the red/blue divide could begin to heal.
But it's never going to happen. Neither side will, it seems, acknowledge the bona fides and good faith of the other. Each just lurches further down the road to extremism.