Abortion is one of the most contentious issues in politics today. Opinions often (but not always) run along party lines, and groups outside of political parties have stated opinions on the issue. The Church, in defense of the dignity of human life, has long declared its stance firmly against abortion. On the opposing side, what is perceived as the feminist platform is in favor of legal abortion.
If you were to ask an average American on the street whether slavery still exists, they would probably tell you that it doesn’t, and that it hasn’t since the Civil War. They would be correct in saying that we no longer have the same legal system of slavery that existed in the antebellum era. What they might be surprised to learn is that this isn’t the whole story.