More than 30 years ago, when the arguments were being made in the case of Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart asked how one should decide if a fetus is a person. Is it a legal question, he asked, or a constitutional question, a medical question, a philosophical question, or a religious question? Today, after 30 years of protests, legislation, and court battles there is still precious little agreement in America in the search for answers to any of those questions.
Now, with the Republicans firmly in control in Washington, both sides are getting ready for what they say is the most critical moment in the fight over abortion rights since the ruling back in 1973.
Teresa Wagner, editor of the forthcoming book, “Back to the Drawing Board:The Future of the Pro-Life Movement”, former policy and legal analyst for the Family Research Council.