A Further Perspective:A few last words from the March for Life.
The golden thread running through Spectator articles about this year’s March for Life deserves a mention of its own, if only so that an ever-widening circle of people can be heartened by the optimism so evident at the event itself.
Benjamin Brophy wrote about the ecumenical power and youthful vibe of the march, knowing that photos featured here and elsewhere support those assertions. Matt Purple highlighted polling data to explain why “abortion rights” will eventually be remembered as one of the political left’s “many humiliating cul-de-sacs, like eugenics and Prohibition.” Neither Brophy nor Purple can be accused of naiveté, yet each of their essays stands as a bracing alternative to the willful misreading of history with which the White House marked the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, by equating abortion with dream fulfillment. Even by the low standards of contemporary political discourse, that was a howler: When you wish upon a scar, your dreams come true.