A Death Penalty Lawyer Grapples With the End of Roe

Conspicuously absent from the talking points promulgated by abortion opponents is what happens to girls and women who are forced to proceed with unwanted pregnancies. And what becomes of those children—the unaborted? Does being unwanted “cause” people to become criminals? No. But people navigate life with the tools they have. When trouble mounts for those kids, sweeping them into the school to prison pipeline, it is often the conservative, pro-life camp, who lead the charge to “lock them up and throw away the key.”

Where additional supports are absent, the trajectories of unwanted children should be of concern to us all, regardless of religious or political affiliation.