Instead of claiming victory in Dobbs, they’re insisting on fighting for fetal personhood.
BY DAHLIA LITHWICK
AUG 22, 2022
Call it what you will, but there is no enduring benefit to having a media and political ecosystem that is primarily made of impenetrable “bubbles” of reality, distinct worlds in which “epistemic closure” means never having to encounter a single idea that challenges your preexisting beliefs. And yet, we are about to see it tested in an ominous natural experiment. Abortion is a subject in which certain aspirations about what reality might be are pitted directly against what is actually happening on the ground. Forced-birth proponents—who won huge at the Supreme Court when Dobbs v. Jackson came down in June—are perennially being described in terms of the “dog who caught the car.” The November midterms will tell us whether their reality is ascendant in America, or just their judicial and state legislative power.
These Anti-Abortion Women Say They're the Real Feminists: ‘Feminism Includes Women Who Aren’t Born Yet’
Many protesters at the March for Life wore a lilac beanie with a defiant slogan: “Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.”
by Carter Sherman
Jan 31 2020
WASHINGTON — When tens of thousands of people poured through the streets of Washington D.C. last week at the nation’s largest annual anti-abortion gathering, numerous protesters wore a lilac beanie with a defiant slogan: “Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.”
Many outside the American anti-abortion movement still associate it with bloody images of supposedly aborted fetuses, or with people calling women who walk into abortion clinics “baby killers.” But in recent years, many of the movement’s leaders and youngest followers have increasingly adopted the imagery and lingo of progressive social justice, focusing not only on the supposed rights of the fetus but also on the woman who carries it.
Lawyers for No confident public will reject repeal of Eighth Amendment
Benedict O Floinn says proposal to remove rights of unborn from Constitution ‘clearly unjust’
April 27, 2018
The Irish people will reject the Government’s proposal to repeal the Eighth Amendment because they feel uncomfortable with it paving the way for abortion on demand, a leading lawyer campaigning for a No vote has predicted.
Barrister Benedict O Floinn BL of the Lawyers for No group said if it was any other issue other than abortion, the matter would have been settled by now. He expressed confidence the referendum would be defeated, the Government will accept the result and the issue will not trouble the Irish people again.