You would find massive amounts of abortions by physicians in clinics which back in your world over a century before was not only unlawful but sinful and immoral. And, on the opposite end, you would find physicians and fertility clinics where women were being assisted to have children! Think what you would think about how strange these two “developments’ are?
Remember, now, that you come from a past where homosexuality was, in fact, “in the closet.” Now, you would find men marrying men and women marrying women. And, these same sex partners are allowed by law to adopt children. Again, what you think about how strange that is?
Now, you go back to your own time and tell your contemporaries about the future just about these two social events and not about any of the technological develepments which would be a whole different matter. What would the past think about such social strangeness of the future?
In addition, there is the huge turning away from marriages not because of the lack of ministers as on the frontier but from a disdain of the real legal commitment to the other person. And, there is the huge disconnect from viewing unmarried pregnancies as wrong and not to be encouraged. The lack of marriage and the increasing unmarried pregnant women has drastically removed the social anathema for bastardy.
Let me know what you think.
Let the light of our Lord shine upon you!
REM (Ray Makowski) Co-Founder, Director and Secretary-Treasurer