Conservatives spent decades pushing to upend Roe v. Wade. And it’s ‘only the beginning.’

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Trump’s promise, SCOTUS ruling would be win for anti-abortion groups

  • 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.”