Volume XXI

Anti-Abortion Activists' Long Road to the Promised Land

by Rachel Guy

The struggle for reproductive freedom in America is set to reach a fever pitch later this year as the conservative right nears the pinnacle of their decades-long project to dismantle abortion rights. For years, conservatives have quietly been packing federal courts with right-leaning judges, a skillful strategy operating as an end run around increasing liberal popular sentiment towards a woman’s right to choose. In preparation for the current moment, a number of republican-led states passed restrictive abortion laws designed to provoke judicial challenge. The Supreme Court, now ripe to hear such a challenge, will hold oral arguments this March over a Louisiana law requiring “admitting privileges” for abortion providers in June Medical Services, LLC v. Gee.

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