On Jan. 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court voted 7-2 to strike down a Texas law prohibiting abortion, citing that it violated a woman's right to privacy. This landmark decision is known as Roe v. Wade.
Four decades later, reproductive rights remains one of the most controversial issues in our society. As the 42nd anniversary of the decision approached, Patheos bloggers from all beliefs and sides of the debate remembered Roe v. Wade.
Recent Perspectives on Roe v. Wade
Jane the Actuary
Figuratively, of course.
As a portrayal of the abortion debate, Neal Shusterman's Unwind embodies the core misunderstanding of pro-choice advocates.
The defunding of Planned Parenthood is an example of how religion can harm society.
Participating in the protest this morning was simply one way I drew a line in the sand. There are many other ways to raise awareness and speak for the unborn.
The court removed an injunction that it had placed on the release of more Planned Parenthood sting videos.
Thousands of pro life people protested at Planned Parenthood clinics around the country.
The tipping point against abortion is coming. It may well be here.
Why would anyone ever lie about something like that?
Abortion does not deserve to be the focus, the bottom line, of a book on the history of pregnancy in Christianity.
Our pregnancy centers don't just focus on preventing abortions, they provide counseling, formula, diapers, and even financial help.
The impact of defunding Planned Parenthood is about as far from pro-life as you can get.
If people start peeping behind the curtain–well, that's when you have a problem.
Deep down, part of me is afraid that abortion won't be abolished until the world rediscovers a different way of thinking and of being.
In great men, two traits go together: strength and control. Power, and the knowledge of how to use that power, and when, and why.
Even our best-laid plans for parenthood usually get wrecked by something. That's the thing about parenthood—it's always unplanned.
Let's not forget another large population of Americans, whose hearts matter just as much: the population of women who have had abortions.
He pointed out that in most cases abortion is not a decision that a woman makes on her own. Where, he asked, are the men in this equation?
Even the most vocal "mavericks" dare not gainsay it in any serious way lest the faithful withhold their hosannas and almighty dollars.
Its president could very well have said: "This is how we do business. Get over it."
Zero abortions won't happen, whether abortion is legal or not. Making abortion illegal doesn't eliminate it; it simply drives it underground.