One of the promises the pro-abortion crowd made in the late ’60s and early ’70s was that abortion would reduce illegitimacy, would reduce the number of “unwanted” children. Instead, of course, illegitimacy continued to rise dramatically after abortion was legalized. (What collapsed was shotgun weddings, not illegitimacy.)
I am always struck by how unempirical the Left is. They are the empowered culture-makers who can repeat certain untruths so intensely and so frequently that even conservatives believe them. (Oh, things like “gay marriage is inevitable, the culture has shifted,” for example.) It takes an amazing amount of work and money to break through the blinders cultural liberalism crafts for all our eyes.
These are like the people who go around saying, “We have separated sex from reproduction,” even as girls keep getting pregnant in massive numbers.
When and how does reality get to matter? An interesting sociological problem . . .