Published April 7, 2022
In this term’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court is considering Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. With this case, the Court has its first chance in three decades to strike down or walk back its abortion jurisprudence, which for 50 years has made it nearly impossible to legally protect unborn children from abortion.
Anticipating a decision before the end of the term, House Republicans are gearing up for a messaging battle over abortion and the next phase of the pro-life movement. In a memo to members, a copy of which was obtained exclusively by National Review, the Republican Study Committee laid out GOP priorities for the pro-life movement. The memo emphasizes several key points and gives us a hint of where Republican messaging might go on this issue, both ahead of a ruling in Dobbs and thereafter.
Alexandra DeSanctis is a staff writer for National Review and a visiting fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.