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(Worthy News) - This week's Supreme Court decision on abortion was a huge setback for the pro-life movement. It is possible things are about to get much worse.
Not only did the justices reject the clinic regulations that represented a promising pro-life strategy for curbing legal access to abortion while demonstrating (pro-choice critics would say feigning) concern for women's health. They did so by a 5-3 margin, meaning the pro-life side would have lost even if Justice Antonin Scalia were still alive.
If Scalia is replaced by a liberal, that suggests a 6-3 majority that is at least broadly sympathetic to the abortion rights regime installed by Roe v. Wade. Roe itself is now 43 years old. For perspective, that's at least a decade less entrenched than many of the liberal Warren Court precedents when the Senate voted down Robert Bork in 1987. [ Source ]