“[T]he strategy of voting for Republicans in the hope that conservative Supreme Court justices will overturn Roe v. Wade is deeply flawed. Republicans nominated most of the justices who voted in favor of Roe v. Wade. … If the prolife movement is to make any strides, it must bring in a more diverse group of people. Abortion needs to be framed as a human-rights issue…. Like the Irish monks of the Dark Ages, Catholics should work to improve the educational, cultural, and moral environment of places where crisis pregnancies and abortions most likely occur.”
— Leah Mickens, letter to the editor, New Oxford Review (March 2009), p. 11.