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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Roe v. Wade: After 40 Years, Deep Divide Is Legacy

By today's politically polarized standards, the Supreme Court's momentous Roe v. Wade ruling was a landslide. By a 7-2 vote on Jan. 22, 1973, the justices established a nationwide right to abortion.

Forty years and roughly 55 million abortions later, however, the ruling's legacy is the opposite of consensus. Abortion ranks as one of the most intractably divisive issues in America and is likely to remain so as rival camps of true believers see little space for common ground.

Unfolding events in two states illustrate the depth of the divide. In New York, already a bastion of liberal abortion laws, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged in his Jan. 9 State of the State speech to entrench those rights even more firmly. In Mississippi, where many anti-abortion laws have been enacted in recent years, the lone remaining abortion clinic is on the verge of closure because nearby hospitals won't grant obligatory admitting privileges to its doctors.



Anonymous said...

That's because theDemocaps have used the issue to create a socalledWar on Women and only in America can the murder of a baby considered a war on women.

Anonymous said...

the original decision was based on a lie (look it up). women have been lied to for years regarding their babies. a woman is pregnant with a baby; not a leaf, dog or fish. the baby is not a blob of tissue and it does have a heartbeat at 18 days and can feel pain. hmmmmm. the founder of planned parenthood had goals that were simalar to hitlers and his ilk (look it up). the nation is no longer divided down the middle. most are pro-life.

when truth is allowed to be told and evil is exposed; the people will choose life and truth.

Anonymous said...

I heard that the fetus actually has it's own DNA print. That is awesome. And evidence that life does indeed begin at conception.