A ‘Stunning’ Element of the Alabama IVF Ruling

“The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade marked a decades-long triumph for the right. But it’s also exposed tensions in the alliance between Republican politicians, who face voter backlash, and anti-abortion activists who seek even further restrictions.”

“There are two points of view. One point of view would say, well, for the anti-abortion movement to get anywhere, Republicans need to be in power. If they’re not in line on this and the movement is pursuing a course of action that hurts Republicans come November, that will hurt the movement.

Another point of view is that in a lot of states where the movement is operating, there is no realistic political competition. These are single party states. Regardless of what the movement does in those states, there’s not going to be any cost to Republicans come November. The movement needs to do what’s best for the movement and for its agenda and let the Republican Party figure it out.

I think increasingly that latter view is winning out. The older “You don’t want to jeopardize Republicans’ elections because Republicans are the movement’s path to power” doesn’t carry as much currency today as it once did.”

“a lot of leading anti-abortion groups view common contraceptives as abortifacients.”


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