This is an important question, because the way the evolution of the partial-birth abortion debate has been largely forgotten, and it's a great reminder of what the global warming frauds are perpetrating now. As you most likely know, even the global warming frauds have admitted that global warming has ceased since 1998. Initially they denied that temperatures have stablized and are now cooling. Then, when it became clear the data wouldn't let them get away with that lie, they called it "a pause."
Well, there was just one little problem with that; they didn't forecast a pause. You can't call a cessation of any phenomenon a "pause" unless you do it before the pause begins. Otherwise, you have to wait until the phenomenon resumes; then you can look back and say it was a pause. And just to be safe, they said this "pause" would last for the next 10 to 15 years. The public wasn't buying it, and belief in this nonsense was slipping. Then, climategate, the hacked East Anglia emails hit, and the global warming frauds realized they had a real problem. So, yesterday they fell back on a tactic they've used for years; when there story is crumbling, making the predictions even more dire. Now they claim the "pause" never occurred. Upon further review, this decade is going to be the hottest, ever! What does this have to do with partial-birth abortion? Plenty.
Most people have forgotten this, but the partial-birth abortion fraud went through a similar evolution:
I. The abortionists said there was no such procedure. When this lie was exposed in congressional hearings, they moved to....
II. Okay, it happens, but, the anesthesia the woman receives for a partial-birth abortion actually kills the baby so that he or she feels no pain. This fell apart when pregnant women who actually wanted their child expressed fear of having a local anessthetics administered during delivery because it might harm their unborn baby. Not seeing this gigantic hole in this lie, the partial-birth abortion frauds then transitioned to...
III. Partial-birth abortions are performed only in extremely dire circumstances, namely, to save the life of the mother. Then, according to the Baptist Press, abortionist Martin Haskell said 80 percent of partial-birth abortions are done for "purely elective" reasons. This argument was later modified to say just a handful of these procedures take place each year, which was also later debunked.
Now, let's compare:
I. The earth is warming and it's man's fault
II. The warming has stopped, but it's just a pause, even though we didn't forecast the pause. In fact, we said the warming was steady. We are now forecasting that the pause we didn't forecast will last 15 years.
III. The emails showing deception and manipulation are just "scientists" venting; pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
IV. That pause thing? Yeah, never mind. This last decade, which we conceded saw a pause in global warming actually will be the hottest decade on record, and global warming has been continuing all along
Unlike the partial-birth abortion debate, where medical records can catch many of the lies, the global warming frauds are able to hide their data, as we saw in climategate. Despite that fact, this evolving argument tactic still worked pretty well for the pro-abortion camp. Imagine how well it might work again, if we let it.