Pro-abortion groups are very opposed to William Barr returning to lead the Justice Department. An article Barr wrote in the Catholic Lawyer in 1997 helps to explain their opposition.
NARAL and its peers don’t just oppose William Barr because he’s pro-life. They’re truly fearful of him because he knows what they’re up to. He knows they don’t just care about “rights.” They want to change America.
He explained this in 1997, in a significant article in the journal Catholic Lawyer. “Through legislative action, litigation, or judicial interpretation,” he wrote, “secularists continually seek to eliminate laws that reflect traditional moral norms. Decades ago, we saw the barriers to divorce eliminated. Twenty years ago, we saw the laws against abortion swept away.”
He continued with a perceptive statement about the way law influences how the public thinks. “What is made legal will ultimately be viewed, by most people, as moral,” he explained. Abortion is the best example. Before Roe v. Wade, “the vast majority of Americans believed that abortion was a moral evil, an abomination, and a scandal. Since Roe, the number of Americans, including Catholics, who consider abortion a moral evil is steadily declining.”