Saturday, January 22, 2011

Supporters and Opponents Mark Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Today marks the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court's controversial Roe v. Wade decision, which established a woman's constitutional right to terminate her pregnancy. Since the decision came down in 1973 there have been many attempts to amend and repeal the effects of the case. The pro choice/ pro life debate was reignited this week when two senators introduced bills that would permanently prohibit any taxpayer funded support for abortion procedures. On Saturday opponents of the seminal decision held rallies and marched through the National Mall while supporters conducted a vigil on the steps of the Supreme Court.

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