Where the Pro-Life Movement Goes from Here

Published November 15, 2022

The Washington Post

Last week’s election results were a massive disappointment to those of us who supported the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Yet it’s crucial that the pro-life movement absorb the message voters have sent on abortion and refocus its efforts if it wants to ultimately prevail.

The sad fact is that a strong majority of Americans favor abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. Polls have long shown that, and the results from every abortion-related ballot measure this year reiterate it. The fact that states long viewed as opposing abortion, such as Kansas and Kentucky, refused to explicitly eliminate or exclude a constitutional right to an abortion from their state constitutions speaks volumes.

That’s not to say everything is gloomy.

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Henry Olsen, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, studies and provides commentary on American politics. His work focuses on how America’s political order is being upended by populist challenges, from the left and the right. He also studies populism’s impact in other democracies in the developed world.

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