Next Tuesday Marks 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Abortion Ruling
Posted By: Jen Fad on January 17, 2013 |
by Bethany Monk
She was young. She was in college. And like many other women, she believed the lie. It was 1981. After finding out she was pregnant, Carrie Gordon Earll, now a senior policy analyst at CitizenLink, decided to have an abortion. The lie she says she believed then:
That abortion is a choice like any other choice.
Forty years ago the U.S. Supreme Court made a choice that has contributed to the deaths of more than 50 million babies. The 1973 Roe. v. Wade ruling, along with its companion case Doe v. Bolton, made abortion legal for any reason at any time during a woman’s pregnancy. Jan. 22 marks the 40th anniversary of the Court decisions.
“I can look back over those 40 years and say without a doubt: The world is not a better place because of abortion — women are not in a better place because of abortion,” Earll said. “What it’s created is a world where you’re almost expected to abort if you’re pregnant at an inopportune time. It’s created a society where it’s easier to push women toward exterminating their babies than to accommodate them with their needs as mothers.”
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