Where did abortion rights movement go wrong?

Pro-life supporters participate in the 46th annual March for Life in Washington, DC on January 18, 2019. Photo by Shutterstock.

Two of the biggest abortion cases in a generation have gone before the U.S. Supreme Court in the past month — Mississippi’s ban on the procedure after 15 months and Texas’ ban once a heartbeat is detected. The Texas law leaves enforcement up to the individual, which critics deride as sanctioned body-hunting. 

The conservative majority on the high court seems likely to uphold both laws. It’s seen as a big defeat for the abortion rights movement, and it’s the latest chapter in a decades-long trend, says correspondent Amy Littlefield, who wrote about it in a new essay for the New York Times. 

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