- Once a grassroots effort, the anti-abortion movement ultimately helped shape the modern Republican Party, experts said.
- “We are entering a new reality,” said one conservative Christian group leader.
- It was President Donald Trump, who campaigned on the issue as a candidate, who would put the final pieces in place by installing a 6-3 Supreme Court majority.
Anti-abortion forces across the country cautiously celebrated a possible victory nearly five decades in the making after a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion suggested the court is preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision granting a constitutional right to abortion.
“This was our primary mission, to elect a strong pro-life Senate and a president who would appoint pro-life justices,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a political organization promoting anti-abortion women in politics. “It’s super simple, as democracy is – but it was only achieved through much focus and a very powerful, organic pro-life movement.”