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Reflection on the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Cornerstone's reflection on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Forty years ago today, the Supreme Court rendered its decision on Roe v. Wade, which legalized the practice of abortion in our country.  Hopefully, one day this decision will be overturned and this practice of taking innocent human life will be unthinkable to all.

Since this decision, more than 55 million unborn children have suffered under the hand of abortion.

Cornerstone Executive Director Ashley Pratte said, “We must change the conversation regarding abortion here in our country from the legality of abortion to how utterly unthinkable this practice is.  In today’s society, no mother should ever feel as though abortion is her only option, women should feel empowered to choose life.  This will only happen once our society cherishes life rather than believing it to be expendable.”

The men who drafted our Constitution believed that everyone should have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  These are not just words,
they are the foundation of our society, words that we should honor. No matter how big or how small every life is precious and is granted unalienable rights. 

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steve forte January 24, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Really?? 10:05 am on Thursday, January 24, 2013 You also seem to want to dictate what the insurance they pay for includes. Hell no. If its ins they pay for it should include anything they want it to.
Robert Kroner January 24, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Culturally - Everyone wants a society that results in fewer abortions, and sex education abstinence, birth control access, all play an important role. This is another issue that shows an inconsistency, at least on some levels that the right wing afford themselves, and make us listen too. Like their positions on guns. The criminals will get them, even if they out out lawed. it's the same with abortion. If it were illegal, people would still find someone to do them, just at a higher financial cost. Elevating our moral standing, and making it culturally more important to seek out adoption, rather than abortion, will move us in a direction to where abortion as birth control happens less and less.
Really?? January 24, 2013 at 09:34 PM
I don't know anyone who doesn't pay for their insurance.
steve forte January 24, 2013 at 09:36 PM
Realy? how much do you pay for yours?
Peter Gallaher January 25, 2013 at 08:38 PM
How really interesting that hypothetical number, 55 million, is. It is almost matched, digit for digit, by the number of unborn human beings who were killed in the womb in the last forty years. If memory serves me here, though, the number of abortions is about 2 million lower than the number of women whose lives may have been saved. This is, I should think, a failure on the part of the abortion movement. They must work harder to save more figmental women. Of course, the other side must congratulate itself with the fact that 2 million fewer actual babies have been killed in forty years than non-existent women have dies. And, then there is this, all of those 55 million imaginary women of child bearing age may actually have given birth to many millions more fictional children whose lives have been of such great benefit to all; more than making up for the missing millions whose lives never even happened. All in all, I would label Roe v. Wade an outstanding achievement for accountants and book keepers.


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