Sorry, Ellen Goodman, there will never be a middle ground on abortion (2/1, Opinion, “On abortion, common ground is still elusive”). On one side are those like yourself, who consider an innocent human life to be a disposable object. On the other side are those who consider the taking of innocent human life in the womb to be a despicable, barbaric and heinous act that will continue to shame our nation for as long as abortion endures.
I wonder if Ms. Goodman would seek a middle ground regarding slavery or genocide? Abortion is wrong, plainly and simply. Those who believe and hope that we are still one nation, under God, will respect and obey his commandments, particularly, “thou shalt not kill.”
Regarding the so-called “progressive” wing of the pro-life movement, ultimately they have chosen the pro-abortion position. For those who are not for God and his commandments are against God and his commandments.