|A new Internet website makes for timely and interesting reading as North American pro-lifers mark the 25th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision in the United States.
The new site, available at www.prolife.org/rvw, is labeled 25 Years of Life Denied, and features a host of useful information for pro-lifers interested in learning the real significance of this landmark decision.
The homepage offers details and an overview of the case which in effect allowed abortion on demand in the U.S.
It also summarizes the constitutional question and provides information on related cases, including ebster v. Reproductive Health Services (1989) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992).
Calling up the website also allows provides Internet links to a number of related sources dealing with abortion and its harmful consequences.
While the 1973 court decision was a setback for pro-life supporters, there is some for consolation in the fact that Nora McCorvey, the “Roe” woman for whom the case was argued, has refuted her pro-abortion beliefs and has become a strong defender of the right to life.
Her conversion, along with technological advances which make the humanity of the unborn child impossible to deny, are major factors in a wider public acceptance of the truth of the pro-life position.
Here is a excerpt from the Roe vs. Wade website:
“It is important that the reader understand the current legal status of abortion in America. There seems to be a widespread perception that the Supreme Court decision only permits abortion up to 24 weeks, and after that time only to save the life of the mother. This false perception — fuelled in large part by groups supporting abortion rights — is uncritically accepted by the media. The fact is that the current law does not restrict a woman from getting an abortion for practically any reason she deems fit during the nine months of pregnancy.”