By David French
Produced by Vishakha Darbha
The abortion rate in America has steadily increased since 2016, despite the 2022 Supreme Court decision overturning the constitutional right to abortion.
As a lawyer who once worked in the anti-abortion movement, Opinion columnist David French says there’s a crisis of hope driving this increase in abortion in America. To see a meaningful decrease, he says, the right needs to look past its legal victory and approach this issue in a more holistic way. “There’s no way to a culture of life without reaching hearts and minds,” he says.
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This Opinion short was produced by Vishakha Darbha. It was edited by Kaari Pitkin and Annie-Rose Strasser. Mixing by Pat McCusker. Original music by Carole Sabouraud, Isaac Jones, Efim Shapiro and Pat McCusker. Fact-checking by Mary Marge Locker. Audience strategy by Kristina Samulewski and Shannon Busta.