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Anti-Abortion Advocates Are Not Doing Great in Court

When the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Dobbs, thus reversing Roe v. Wade and other pro-choice jurisprudence, anti-abortion activists rejoiced. They presumed that they would soon be able to end the procedure in red states, and maybe even nationwide.

Thus far, things have not been working out quite as planned. We refer specifically to the "red state" portion of the equation, where even conservative courts have been less-than-pliant when it comes to implementing the anti-abortion agenda. To wit:

This is not to say that the pro-choice side is winning everywhere; the Kentucky state Supreme Court allowed the state's abortion law to stand, for example. Still, the pro-choice forces are doing a pretty good job of running the same playbook that the women's suffrage movement, the Civil Rights Movement, etc. have run in the past, and slowly poking holes in abortion laws here, there, and everywhere. Between that and the efforts of pro-choice blue states, the anti-choice forces are going to learn that a nationwide abortion ban is a pipe dream, and that the Dobbs victory, while certainly significant, was rather more hollow than it seemed. (Z)

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