As the nation marks the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade
, it appears that the tragic U.S.
If passed, South Dakota would have been the first state to ban most every form of abortion since the 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade
decision, making it "legal" for a woman to kill her unborn child.
On March 6, Kay points out, Governor Mike Rounds of South Dakota signed into law a blanket abortion prohibition--the first such ban to be legislated since the American Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade
The same day, the court declined to reconsider its 1973 decision legalizing abortion, turning down Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe," of Roe v. Wade
, who petitioned the court to overturn the landmark ruling.
To the surprise of the legal left, the Rehnquist Court has refused to overturn Roe v. Wade
and has broken new ground in protecting the civil rights of homosexuals.
Who would have believed four years ago that in today's America, our government can search library records to see what we are reading, detain prisoners indefinitely without access to counsel, and turn back the clock on Roe v. Wade
? As long as we continue to let the Christian right hijack our Constitution and obliterate the separation between church and state, who is to say that four years from now ray own marriage, which is between Catholic and Jew, won't be deemed unlawful?
Roe v. Wade
, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, is hanging by a thread.
Unlike their teachers, most students and residents today do not remember abortion practices before Roe v. Wade
, or the public debate that led to abortion law reform.
David Meek, pastor of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Greeley, Colo., offered prayers to "Lord Jesus" that the state "reverse the Roe v. Wade
so we can stop the killing and murder of the innocent little babies." Meek also expressed surprise during his sermon at the number of women who had been elected to the legislature.
Like many religious conservatives in a position to know, the Liberty University president with close ties to the White House suspects that the Supreme Court vacancy President Donald Trump fills in the coming months will ultimately lead to the reversal of the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade
. But instead of celebrating publicly, some evangelical leaders are downplaying their fortune on an issue that has defined their movement for decades.
Enter the latest Pew poll on overturning Roe v. Wade
. Here are a few thoughts about how they are recycling misleading conclusions.
The bill, which must now be reconciled with a different version passed by the state House of Representatives, is "largely drawn from the findings of the recent South Dakota abortion task force, [and] is meant to encourage the US Supreme Court to reconsider the 1973 Roe v. Wade
decision that legalized abortion in the United States," observed the February 22 Sioux Falls Argus Leader.