Running away from the issue is a proven way to lose. The GOP has gotten better at talking about abortion, but consultants continue to resist putting it up front. In the new Dobbs era, when what was theoretical is now reality, it’s even clearer the old approach doesn’t work. Pro-life candidates who want a shot at winning need to go on offense and expose their opponents as having extreme views.
Despite its continuous, widespread dissemination for more than a decade, this ‘conventional wisdom’ is demonstrably false.
As pro-life leaders, we embrace pregnant mothers looking for a path forward. We want to see unborn children protected in the law, and we want to offer loving service to women in need. Together we have decades of pro-life work to prove that.
In fact, these developments are so rapid that children’s hospitals across the nation have been opening separate fetal surgery units.
After almost five decades of struggle, culminating in the Dobbs victory, pro-life members of Congress should be emboldened to act and save countless lives. This is no time to relent. It is essential that they go on offense, and they must not let their confidence be shaken by the firestorm of pro-abortion fear and lies.
With the Supreme Court’s historic reversal of its ill-founded abortion precedents, we are officially living in the Dobbs era. The contrast between pro-life and pro-abortion reactions couldn’t be starker.