I'm sorry, but this still doesn't make any sense. Your logic seems to go thus:
Originally Posted by ilovemetal
a) Gay marriage–themed greeting cards exist.
b) Gay marriage is something I view as a sin.
c) Abortion is also something I view as a sin.
d) Abortion will eventually end up on a greeting card.
This isn't logical. Just because there are two things which are currently controversial issues in American politics and you view both as sins does not mean that every comparison between the two is going to make sense. For this to work, both examples have to be alike in relation to greeting cards, not in relation to politics or religion (and they still have no resemblance except that, again, both are controversial). Thus, the reason gay marriage is on a greeting card would have to be shared by the abortion procedure. The reason, I assume you'll concede, is that people who have gay friends who are getting married view this as a happy, celebratory occasion, and therefore worthy of a congratulatory card, as are other happy/celebratory occasions. So: Does anyone ever consider abortion a happy or celebratory occasion, as they do marriages, births, birthdays, religious and national holidays, graduations, etc.? (No.)
This isn't the result of the "desensitization of American culture blah etc." I think we can assume that gay people and their friends have always been happy when they (the gay people) have found someone to love, as is the custom. It simply happens that celebrations making this love official are only now legal in the United States, and so celebrations of it are more common, creating a large enough market for Hallmark to sell to. Abortion has never and never will be a happy thing for anyone: Some may see it as a tragic necessity, or a relief tinged with regret, or even see it as nothing particularly special, but never an occasion for celebration and congratulations. To state that it will become so based on greeting cards for a certain type of marriage is illogical and nonsensical.
Aaaand I now have a new winner for my "longest post written about almost nothing."
"We are symbols and inhabit symbols; workmen, work, and tools, words and things, birth and death, all are emblems; but we sympathize with the symbols, and being infatuated with the economical uses of things, we do not know that they are thoughts." - Emerson, "The Poet" (Essays, Second Series)