In the 1980 and 1984 elections the Republicans won big running stating that “prolife” was number one. But campaign rhetoric did not end in anything meaningful. In this last election the only thing I heard from a Republican was a congressional candidate saying he is prochoice.
I have long opposed abortion but I have no hope that anything but possibly a minor token thing will be done to end it. Nevertheless, while 1.4 million are done every year I still picket clinics. I have seen cars slow down. look and then pull away. I have heard of people coming for abortions and the sight of us causes them to leave. And at times they change their minds and don’t return. Maybe we cannot save the millions but we might be able to save one at a time.
I recall one day seeing a mother dragging her crying teenage daughter into a clinic. The girl was pleading not to go in but mom was adamant. I often wonder what ever happened to her.