Pro-lifers pray for a reversal of Roe v. Wade, but Wesley Smith in today’s column asks, “what if the overturn comes from the other direction?”
Roe and its progeny cases, such as Planned Parenthood v. Casey, left room for pro-life advocates to deploy subversive legislative and litigation strategies that have opened significant cracks in the once unbreachable judicial wall around the abortion right. . . . Even though the most well-known anti-Roe efforts are aimed at overturning the case to permit greater state regulation, a significant—if quieter—counter-push seeks to (essentially) overturn Roe by making the abortion right virtually absolute. At the very least, it would repair those cracks in the protective wall.
Read the full column here.