Whether it's carbon emissions, bluefin tuna, melting polar ice caps, or the treatment of dogs in China, we can all shake our heads in grim agreement and be of one accord.
Causes which are widely espoused, especially those which have been made groovy by the support of a celeb, are even more likely to win approval and agreement.
It's an easy kind of virtue that doesn't cost even a little independant thought, let alone courage.
Some, like these warriors, really let it all hang out when it comes to their passionate defense of nature.
With eco indifferent hearts of stone, we found it pretty funny seeing them all weeping and apologising to the trees. Those extreme tree huggers are Intense man.
So then I saw this on Breadgirls blog.
Thinking about it makes me feel like I have a stomach full of rocks.
The unborn are persons. Only they happen to still be inside and we can't see them. And if we can't see them we can pretend they are something else.
( For those who are sensitive, as I am, to images, this video does not have any images of abortion. Just quotes and pictures of the unborn at various stages of gestation. It is worth watching.)
Here is an interview with bio ethicist doctor Rosario Laris which helpfully discusses many persistent myths surrounding abortion and the "need to keep it legal" ( HT Love Undefiled)
So we can all agree that animal cruelty is wrong, but despite evidence that even the 8 week old fetus can experience pain, the abortion discussion is "controversial".
When are we going to have this conversation?