The Nation

On Tuesday of this week, I joined women’s-rights activists in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest the most restrictive abortion law in the country, which was signed into law by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on May 15. Extremist legislators in Alabama have one-upped Republican colleagues in Georgia, Ohio, Missouri, Louisiana, and Mississippi, all of whom also passed unconstitutional anti-abortion measures in recent weeks. While the Supreme Court signaled again this week that it is not willing to take a case that would overturn Roe v. Wade, these bills are designed to rally a “pro-life” movement that has organized for the past 40 years toward this single goal. The apparent political success of this movement under the Trump administration, however, has exposed its fundamental hypocrisy: While trumpeting concern for the unborn, the “pro-life” coalition has consistently opposed policies that promote life and well-being for most of us.

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