Published May 6, 2022
Pro-lifers should take heed of the ferocious blowback to Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.’s draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. They need to keep their wits about them in the coming months and focus on the long game: changing public opinion.
Abraham Lincoln was right when he said that in democracies, “public sentiment is everything … [H]e who moulds public sentiment . . . makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to be executed.” If Americans believe abortion is wrong, then abortion opponents will prevail.
Henry Olsen is a Washington Post columnist and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.