On January 22nd, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States of America handed down a ruling that would result in the loss of life of over 60 million American children. That case, was Roe v. Wade.⚖️
Roe v Wade was a court case between Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe) and Texas DA Henry Wade. McCorvey, grew up poor and in difficult circumstances. In 1969, McCorvey found herself pregnant for the third time. She sought an abortion but Texas law only permitted abortion to save the life of the mother. After trying and failing to get an illegal abortion, the 22 year old was referred to two Texas attorneys who were eager to challenge laws prohibiting abortion, Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington. These two pro-abortion attorneys met with her three or four times and convinced her to sign an affidavit as a plaintiff for the case. She was never contacted by them again. She found out about the case’s outcome when she read it in the newspaper.
McCorvey would later recount her bitterness toward the two attorneys for manipulating and using her as a patsy. Interestingly enough, McCorvey later became prolife and became one of the most outspoken advocates of the Prolife movement until her death in 2017.
Roe v Wade went to the Supreme Court and on January 22, 1973, the court struck down Texas’s abortion ban, interpreting the 14th amendment’s “Right to Privacy” to implicitly include a right to abortion. The court ruled that the states could make no law banning abortion in the first trimester. However it could regulate abortion once “capability of meaningful life outside the mothers womb” was achieved. It is this court case that made abortion legal across all 50 US states, invalidating the many laws against abortion that were held by many states. Since that time, the lives of over 60 million preborn children have been brutally and violently ended. Millions of preborn children have been poisoned, starved, dismembered, and ripped from what should be the safest place for a child—their mother’s womb.
It is important that we continue to remember and fight for the babies killed because of this erroneous court decision. Every January, Prolife groups and organizations across the country hold rallies, marches, and prayer vigils, protesting the atrocity of abortion and praying for its end. These events honor the lives of all the babies destroyed in the name of “choice.” These events also make a statement to our country that we will not back down and we will not stop fighting for the preborn and their inherent right to life. These events are important to our communities. Killing our children should never be a choice anyone gets to make. This month, take a stand for life, for the lives cut short by abortion, and for the lives of future generations.