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The greatest danger occurs at the moment of victory. That maxim, attributed to Napoleon, is particularly applicable to the American pro-life movement. Yes, Roe v. Wade has been overturned, and that victory is worth celebrating. But the war — or at least other significant battles — can still be lost without continued vigilance and a coherent strategy.
And if abortion is codified through federal legislation, it could be every bit as legal as Roe was not.
It’s important to recognize that abortion activists remain a major force in the field. In fact, the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health decision has served as a rallying point for them.
Just 24 hours after Roe’s reversal, donations to Planned Parenthood increased 40-fold over their typical daily take, with more than half of contributions coming from first-time donors. And more than 20 woke corporations are offering to cover expenses for employees traveling to get out-of-state abortions.
Maria Peña holds a rosary and sign out outside a building housing an abortion provider in Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero) (AP Photo/LM Otero)