Is “Pro-Life 3.0” an Attempt at Compromise or Dagger to the Heart of Choice?

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“ ‘This feels like a replay of discussion from the early days of the Obama administration,’ Frederick Clarkson,  Senior Research Analyst, with Political Research Associates, told me in an email. ‘It was part of the theory that ‘common ground’ could be found between the main opposing camps on abortion. But that never really happened.  While some on both sides could agree that economic supports for women were a good thing; and that it was also a good thing that women not have choose to have an abortion solely because they cannot afford to have a child, I don’t recall that anyone changed their views on the need for people to have the right to make their own decisions; access to reproductive health care including abortions, and to be free from unwanted outside interference.’”

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In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and negative public reaction to extreme and punitive laws in states some groups within the anti-abortion movement are advocating for a more “compassionate” Pro-Life 3.0.