Turning the Anti-Abortion Tide

By Deana A Rohlinger

The Supreme Court’s Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt ruling effectively renders unconstitutional abortion restrictions in some two-dozen states, forcing abortion opponents to play defense for the first time in decades.

Olivier Douliery/Sipa USA via AP Images. Supporters of legal access to abortion, as well as anti-abortion activists, rally outside the Supreme Court, as the Court hears oral arguments in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt on March 2, 2016.

For the first time since the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton rulings established a constitutional right to an abortion in 1973, pro-life advocates find themselves squarely on the losing side of a watershed legal decision. Continue reading “Turning the Anti-Abortion Tide”