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How Did Abortion Enter the American Scene?
|Prior to 1967, every state in the union had a law
prohibiting abortion except to save the life of a mother. Between
1967 and 1970, 17 states liberalized their abortion laws in various ways, some
for reasons as vague as "mental health."
On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision, making it a constitutional right for a woman to abort her unborn child. Abortion thus became the law in all 50 states, and since then approximately 50 million unborn babies have been killed in legal abortions.
Approximately 43 percent of the women of child bearing age in America have had at least one abortion. The vast majority of abortions are performed on healthy babies conceived and carried by healthy mothers. The real reasons for abortion children are almost always the inconvenience, time, and expense of bearing and raising a child.
The Declaration of Independence proclaims life as an "unalienable right" ; however, the unborn child had few defensible rights throughout all nine months of pregnancy until President Bush signed the Unborn Victims Violence Act on April 1, 2004.
8 week old baby