On NRO today, Curt Levey has an excellent piece, “Life After Roe”, that draws lessons from four pro-life defeats on this past Election Day. Here’s an excerpt (but read it all):
The election results in these four states give us a good indication of what abortion law may look like after Roe’s demise. Instead of the hysterical picture painted by pro-abortion groups, there will likely emerge a legal landscape which closely follows the values and judgments of the people. In blue states, the legal regime will be virtually unchanged from the heyday of Roe. In moderately red states, compromises between pro-life and pro-choice voters will develop. And, in a handful of very red states, substantial restrictions on abortion will be softened by a number of exceptions.
This picture should be pleasing to anyone who appreciates the benefits of democracy: give and take, local control, and laws that are responsive to our values rather than imposed from above — all qualities sorely lacking in the current Roe-dominated abortion regime.