I think that Jonathan’s suggestions about how to dramatically reduce the numbers of abortions are well taken. It’s probably also the case that ANYONE who proposes to reduce anything by 95% is engaged in major wishful thinking. That said, I think this is the sort of thinking that Democrats really ought to be doing more of–coming up with serious proposals to use government to deal with significant social issues of concern to conservatives. It would be interesting to see what happens if a number of Democrats ran strongly on a proposal like this–not using it in a defensive manner, but running directly at conservative Republican congressmen, accusing them of using the abortion issue symbolically but doing nothing to actually reduce the number of abortions. Has anyone actually done this?