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
I'm sorry, but you can't have it both ways.
The perpetrators of these crimes are troubled, or mentally ill, or hot-tempered, but they're not "pro-life."
Robert Dear, the Planned Parenthood killer, yelled "I am guilty! There is no trial! I am a warrior for the babies!" during a courtroom outburst on Wednesday.
Benjamin L. Corey
Until we embrace an ethical system that is comprehensive and truly pro-life without exception, we leave the door cracked open for violence.
People who are disgusted feel that their minds have been corrupted by what they've seen—which is, perhaps, why they sometimes react so violently.
Fair, careful reporting that does not devolve into speculation beyond the known facts is, and will continue to be, rare.
We need to be as vocal about condemning Christian anti-abortion terrorism as we are in condemning Muslim terrorism.
The terrorist was white. And American. And most likely, Christian. Not a faceless boogeyman in a turban. Not a young black man with droopy pants.
Our pregnancy centers don't just focus on preventing abortions, they provide counseling, formula, diapers, and even financial help.
As a portrayal of the abortion debate, Neal Shusterman's Unwind embodies the core misunderstanding of pro-choice advocates.
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.
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.