At the heart of the controversy is the high court's Roe v Wade
decision, which legalized abortion nationwide 45 years ago.
Almost all of the arguments for abortion being legal are based on the "rights of women over their bodies" created by the Supreme Court in its 1973 decision in Roe v Wade
. However, very little is said about the real issue which is, "when does human life begin?" In Roe v Wade
, the Supreme Court said, "We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins.
Estimates based on figures provided by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, the former research arm of Planned Parenthood, indicate 60 million unborn children have died from abortion since the 1973 Supreme Court rulings of Roe v Wade
[and its companion case Doe v.
The government should ignore the shrill voices of the Abortion Law Reform Association, the Family Planning Association and the Women's Health Action Trust, advocates for a culture of death who call for the imposition of Roe v Wade
type decriminalisation of abortion in New Zealand with increased violence against women.