Advocates had used emotional, highly charged language to rally supporters against a mandatory ultrasound law that had already passed in seven other states with little backlash or fanfare…..

The abortion rights movement’s strategic success could, at this point, also be read as a pretty big blunder….

The abortion rights movement did have a victory in Virginia in terms of mobilizing its supporters in a way that didn’t really happen in 2011, a year when a record number of abortion restrictions passed. But that didn’t get advocates all the way to their end goal: Blocking new abortion restrictions from coming into effect.

~ Sarah Kliff, Washington Post’s Wonk Blog, March 8

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