Magazine August 27, 2018, Issue


Sign at the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., in 2011. (Jason Reed/Reuters)

Leges sine moribus vanae

In “Life after Roe” (July 30), Ramesh Ponnuru presents a well-written and reasoned discussion of a post-Roe world and its impact on legacy-party politics. But he fails to offer any positive alternative, and such omissions have created a serious weakness for anti-abortion partisans. It is clear to anyone who even superficially looks at the history of prohibition that it does not work. Not for alcohol, not for drugs, and not for abortion. Effective countermeasures to abortion must necessarily go beyond punishment to offer options that support both mother and child, such as full-range counseling that recognizes abortion as a legal

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