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Abortion Politics and Roe v. Wade


In this excellent op-ed in yesterday’s New York Times, the impressive young conservative thinker Ross Douthat explains that “real compromise” on abortion is not possible so long as Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey—those “monuments to pro-choice absolutism”—remain in place.  This point ought to be regarded as elementary, but it somehow remains widely misunderstood (not least among Times readers).

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