The July 18, 2010 New York Times Sunday Magazine has a long article by Emily Bazelon entitled “The New Abortion Providers.” See http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/18/magazine/18abortion-t.html
The article describes the efforts of abortion rights supporters to bring abortion from the fringes of medical practice into the mainstream of medicine. The effort, with generous funding from the Buffett Foundation, seems to be having some success.
But there are some lingering doubts. The article notes these doctors are surprised by the increasing pro-life sentiment. And the doctors seem troubled by abortions beyond the earliest stages. Limiting their abortion practice to the earliest stages means, one doctor explained, that no one has to deal with recognizable fetal parts.
The reality that abortion involves the taking of an innocent human life is apparently not something that these doctors want to confront.
Michael New’s commentary on the NY Times article is well worth reading. http://www.lifenews.com/nat6558.html