How the Pro-Choice Movement Lost the Battle for Roe

The pro-choice movement) did not foresee a war here. NARAL's executive director in 1973, when Roe was ruled upon, told her board after the ruling, "The court has spoken and the case is closed." They saw this as, basically: It's over. We've won. The very, very opposite is true of the pro-life, who said: OK, now we have to think about this strategically, how will we go about overturning Roe? As a result of that imbalance, the pro-choice were playing catch up really for 49 1/2 years, as the pro-life (movement has) over and over again come up with many different ways to chip away at Roe and has been remarkably successful. Read more...


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