Dobbs Worked, Dobbs Is Working

Abortion demonstrators at the Supreme Court in 2021. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Is abortion a losing issue for Republicans?

It will be for some Republicans, surely. Nobody expects a Republican to be elected to Congress from the Bay Area on an anti-abortion platform, in part because nobody expects a Republican to be elected to Congress from the Bay Area at all. But since the Dobbs decision, the cause of abortion rights—the most ghastly and bloodthirsty enthusiasm that can be celebrated in polite society—has won victories from Kansas to Kentucky.

There is one thing that those who long opposed Roe v. Wade and those who support abortion rights should be able to agree on: Dobbs is working exactly as it is supposed to work. 

Or at least they should be able to agree, if the debate were an intellectually honest one on both sides, which it isn’t.

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