The Roe Court removed nearly every question about abortion policy from the hands of the American people, say Ryan T. Anderson and Alexandra Desanctis, and turned them over to unelected judges, even though the Constitution contains nothing that could remotely support a right to abortion.

Roe and the Court’s subsequent abortion jurisprudence created a legal minefield in which the supposed right to abortion was treated as sacrosanct for nearly five decades, protected at every turn by rulings that had more in common with legislation than judicial opinions, they write.