The Sense of an Ending

Pro-life demonstrators outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., December 1, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)
From the Court to Crimea, the past week offered glimpses of the different world we soon will be inhabiting. Not all the images are comforting.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O n December 1, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. At issue is the constitutionality of a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Judging by the media reaction, things did not go well for the pro-choice side. “The Supreme Court Seems Poised to Overturn Roe v. Wade,” reads one Bloomberg headline. “‘Roe’ is dead. The Roberts Court’s ‘stench’ will live forever,” reads the title of a Washington Post column. The headline of another Washington Post article puts it this way: “The question is not whether ‘Roe v. Wade’ is overturned — but how.” Pro-lifers hope so.

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