Pro-life demonstrators outside the Supreme Court ahead of arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health in Washington, D.C., December 1, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

If Republicans want to win elections, the coalition of pro-life and limited-government conservatives must continue to stand together.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D emocrats are trying to convince themselves that a loss at the Supreme Court over the Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy would actually be a political win for them in the midterm elections. If the Court overturns the Roe precedent creating a constitutionally protected right to abortion, their argument goes, the Democrats will reclaim the swing suburban voters they lost in the Virginia governor’s race. They believe that a legal setback on abortion would reenergize their dispirited base and donors, while lulling conservative activists into complacency. Fear and an impending sense of loss (in this instance,


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