Friday, January 23, 2009

Roe V Wade

Yesterday marked the 36th anniversary of the historic Roe V Wade.

From the Examiner:
"Americans have witnessed a historic week as President Barack Obama became the first African-American U.S. president, and the celebration continues as today marks 36 years of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that recognized a woman's constitutional right to abortion.

Some view this reproductive day of emancipation as an opportunity to further their agenda to impose their view that women’s bodies belong under the jurisdiction of government. Pro-choice Americans believe that abortion should be safe, legal and rare; and a private matter between a woman and her medical provider.

Over the last several years, access to abortion has been restricted or made more difficult by many new state laws. These include requiring expensive ultrasound tests; mandated waiting periods that increase the cost of the procedure; parental involvement requirements; and targeted regulation of abortion clinics that make operations costly and difficult. Other state efforts, such as those designed to establish fetal personhood, are intended to create a test case for the Supreme Court to use in overturning or further limiting Roe."

1 comment:

Pam Walter said...

The so-called "restrictions" on abortion have resulted in over 50,000,000 abortions being performed in the United States since Roe v. Wade. That is greater than the population of 90% of the countries in the world. So much for being "rare".