|"There's no equivalent embrace of abortion rights in Hollywood's products; films depicting unintended pregnancies generally opt for a birth."|
- Public opinion regarding same-sex marriage has shifted drastically in the last 10 years, with more people accepting the idea; public opinion on abortion has not had such drastic changes (although slightly more Americans now call themselves "pro-life").
- Americans who are ambivalent about gay marriage can opt for a live-and-let-live mentality; the moral questions involved with abortion tend to allow less flexibility.
- Homosexuality has been largely accepted in popular culture (e.g. Glee, Modern Family); there's no equivalent acceptance of abortion in Hollywood (e.g. Knocked Up, Juno).
- Young people are considerably more likely to accept same-sex marriage than older people; there's no equivalent age gap on abortion views.
- The gay rights movement is attempting to change the status quo; the abortion rights movement is defending the status quo.
We want your take on this, dear Reader. Why is the abortion debate so intractable compared to other social issues? How can we overcome some of that intractability and expand the pro-life movement?