Clarke Forsythe, Senior Counsel at Americans United for Life, joins Garrett Snedeker for a discussion of his new book on the history of the fall of Roe v. Wade and the rise of the pro-life movement. The book, co-authored with Alexandra DeSanctis, Pushing Roe v. Wade Over the Brink, chronicles the 50 year legal campaign against Roe, the implications of the Dobbs decision overruling Roe, and the challenges for the cause for life in America going forward. This rich discussion reminds us of both where the pro-life movement has been and where it must go in order to save the lives of pre-born children.
Clarke Forsythe is Senior Counsel at Americans United for Life (AUL) and the author of Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade (Encounter Books 2013), which was cited by the Supreme Court in its majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overruled Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
In his 38 years at AUL, Clarke has been co-counsel for parties in three U.S. Supreme Court cases and has argued cases before federal and state appellate courts. He has also testified before Congress and state legislatures. Clarke has authored or co-authored 20+ professional legal articles on constitutional and bioethical issues. His most recent book, with Alexandra DiSanctis, Pushing Roe v. Wade Over the Brink, chronicles the 50 year legal campaign against Roe v. Wade, the implications of the Dobbs decision overruling Roe, and the challenges for the cause for life in America going forward.