The pro-life movement is over, according to the Washington Post. Put away the banners and the rosaries. Tell everyone praying to end abortion to get off their knees and go grab a drink. Too Bad. I thought we were just getting going.
The Supreme Court’s April 18th decision upholding the partial birth abortion ban seemed like good news as it was the first time the Court put any limitation on abortion at all. But according to the Post this is the worst thing to ever happen to the pro-life movement.
This from the Post:
“Dobson and many other antiabortion leaders hailed the 5 to 4 ruling as a victory; abortion-rights organizations saw it as a defeat. But six weeks later, its consequences have been, in part, the reverse…
“The Supreme Court decision totally galvanized our supporters” by raising the prospect that the court could soon overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 opinion that established a woman’s right to choose an abortion, said Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “Both our direct-mail and online giving got a serious bump,” she said.
The piece continues with the bad news for pro-lifers.
“Among antiabortion activists, meanwhile, the decision in Gonzales v. Carhart has reopened an old split between incrementalists who support piecemeal restrictions and purists who seek a wholesale prohibition on abortions.”
So here’s the upshot: there are those who want to get rid of Roe all at once and others who wish to do it incrementally. Yeah that sounds like these groups could never get along. But if the Post says it, it must be true. They wouldn’t mislead us, right? Right?