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 Fighting Abortion from the Demand Side

by Gene Edward Veith

What should the pro-life movement do, now that the federal government is in the hands of abortion advocates?

David French offers a useful distinction in his essay How to Be Pro-Life in Joe Biden’s America, with the deck “The most effective avenues to preserve life still remain.”

 

He says that pro-lifers have been fighting abortion from the supply side.  That is, trying to limit the availability of abortion.  Roe v. Wade created a supply of abortion, which pro-lifers have been trying to chip away at through state laws, regulations, and legal actions against abortion providers.  That effort has had some successes under the Trump administration, though now many of them are likely to be reversed under the Biden administration, which is promising to increase the availability of abortion.

To be honest, though, even when efforts to limit the supply of abortion have been successful, the impact has been relatively modest.  And even the goal of repealing Roe v. Wade through a sympathetic Supreme Court will not stop the slaughter of unborn children, since individual states will simply legalize abortion on their own.

But we can also fight abortion, says French, on the demand side.  That is, persuading women not to get abortions.  They have the “right to choose,” so we can encourage them to choose life.

Click here to read more from Dr. Veith.

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