The beginning of the end of Roe v. Wade arrived on election night in November 2008. While people like me celebrated the victory of Barack Obama as president and believed (mistakenly, as it turned out) that the country really had changed - I recall saying to friends that we had “finally won the election of 1968" - what really happened was the “movement conservative” opposition was given the reality of its worst nightmare happening; remember that the night before Obama was inaugurated, Mitch McConnell led a meeting of Republican leaders with the topic being how to make Obama a one-term president. They didn’t succeed in doing that, but they did succeed in blocking his chances of progress for six of the eight years he was in office.

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