Today marks 43 years since the issuance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Roe v. Wade, which has resulted in the deaths of nearly 60 million American babies and counting through “legalized” abortion. As previously reported, the 1973 case of Roe v. Wade dealt with an admitted false claim of rape by a single Texas woman named Norma McCorvey, who challenged the state’s laws criminalizing abortion with the exception of the life of the mother. McCorvey is now pro-life and speaks against abortion.
Out of the seven justices that ruled in favor of Roe, five were Republicans. The court discussed the reasons why abortion has historically been outlawed in the nation, including the binding vow of the Hippocratic Oath and the influence of Christian ethics. It also noted that in pagan nations such as Greece and Rome, “[a]ncient religion did not bar abortion.” Judge Harry Blackmun, nominated by Richard Nixon, wrote the majority opinion issued on Jan. 22, 1973. Blackmun stated that the Constitution does not include the unborn as being persons, and therefore, they may not receive equal protection. FULL REPORT