The place we are in late modernity today vis a vis abortion is a prime example of a decision being made about a matter in which all of the presenting arguments at the start of the process are swamped and overrun by the landslide that follows once the decision has been taken. For all of the scornful who dismiss claims of slippery slope arguments as mere moral panic over nothing, then the abortion narrative since 1973’s Roe vs Wade surely silences that scorn.
If any little good could come out of our Western culture’s embedding of first the practice of, then the celebration of, abortion it’s this: The issue a cast iron example of a slippery slope in action.
Construct - Flow - Charts - Changes - Consequences
We do not have to postulate, or construct flow charts, to determine whether radical social changes have huge unintended consequences, this is a clear example of where they do. It’s like, as a biologist might say “evolution in action.”
Or when a volcano erupts out to sea and builds an island in double quick time. Right there and then you get to see something unfold before your very eyes that you would not otherwise see.
State - Abortion - Issue - Example - Percentage
The current state of the abortion issue is just like that. It is a clear example of what perhaps a tiny percentage of those advocating the change did want, but which a huge percentage did not envisage, and perhaps still today, even deny, especially if their word choice is any indication. And it’s unfolded in a few short decades before our eyes like an volcanic...
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