Anna Clark posts a long, involved story of her journey from someone who called herself "pro-life" to someone who now calls herself "pro-choice."
It's interesting because I think we more often hear stories of the reverse journey...most notably Ms. Roe herself.
I've made no such journey, having always been firmly in one camp.
Here's the part I find the most fascinating: Anna talks about her (and other people) who have slowly transitioned their opinions as they began to be able to put a human face on the issue, as they began to know people who were directly affected by the dilemmas that lead to abortion in the first place.
Conventional wisdom holds that real progress will come for gay rights as more and more people grow up in a world where they personally know gay people. (Which becomes more prevalent as being out is more prevalent....kind of a virtuous circle effect.) Again, they have a human face to put to the headlines.
But, again, what I find interesting is that the people who need to put this human face on issues before having their hearts and minds changed are often the same people who have strong religious faith. "Faith." Which is defined as a belief based on apprehension, not proof.
It seems like a great contradiction to me.
Any thoughts? (And I'm more interested in thoughts on this faith vs. face contradiction, as opposed to having a debate about choice or gay rights.)