Roe Vs. Wade 40th Anniversary Today

Protest march expected in Washington D.C.


WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) — The nation marks the 40th anniversary Tuesday of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Roe vs. Wade, which recognized a woman's right to an abortion.

The decision in a case out of Texas still evokes strong emotions from opponents and supporters. The annual March for Life, in which tens of thousands of abortion opponents march from the National Mall to the Supreme Court, is scheduled for Friday.

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  1. I sometimes confuse people when it comes to my political positions on abortion because even though I’m pro-choice, I think Roe v Wade should be overturned. What many people on both sides of the abortion debate don’t seem to realize is that overturning Roe v Wade will not automatically outlaw abortion throughout America. It would return abortion to being a State issue (where it belongs with most social issues like gay marriage, marijuana, prostitution and gambling) instead of a Federal one. Abortion was already legal in several states before Roe v Wade and would remain so in many states should Roe v Wade ever be overturned. As a Tenth Amendment libertarian I believe the States and communities are better qualified to handle social issues than the Feds, like I believe the Founding Fathers intended.

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