So, if we're debating pollution from automobile exhaust, is a fair compromise one that eliminates most of the cards from the road?
Squeak, maybe you need to explain exactly what qualifies as "compromise" in your view.
The vast majority of abortions take place early in the first trimester. That's the case now, and it has been the case for centuries. Generations of thinkers, including many in the Catholic Church and among our very own Founding Fathers, had no problem with a woman inducing abortion before "quickening" (roughly the second trimester), though they penalized abortion very heavily after that point.
In what possible way is following centuries of legal and moral thought, and writing into secular rather than religious law a set of prohibitions on late-term abortions, in any way a left-wing position?
Saying a compromise always has to be in the middle is merely encouraging extremists to move as far to the fringes as they can stomach. Yet I don't see any liberals advocating for unrestricted abortion anytime during pregnancy for any reason. I do see conservatives asking for ironclad prohibitions on abortion, including in cases of rape or incest. Who, pray tell, are the extremists here?
Pro-choice is a conservative position -- assuming that conservatives still believe in individual freedom and responsibility. Perhaps you need to explain that, too, since the issue seems in doubt.