On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court released its ruling on Roe v. Wade, striking down abortion laws in all 50 states, greatly expanding the conditions under which an abortion may be obtained, and its ruling on Doe v. Bolton, which defined "health" as a factor those conditions. Today marks the 40th anniversary of that decision. Over the years, both Jane Roe (Norma McCorvey) and Mary Doe (Sandra Cano) have
come out against abortion. Cano's story may be read here.
Today, some pro-lifers decided to remember the anniversary by placing 3,300 flowers on the steps of the Supreme Court building, to mark the 3300 abortions that occur daily in the U.S. The two sides held dueling protests in front of the SCOTUS. The Washington Examiner presents the results of Roe v. Wade in three grim charts. The country's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, performed a record number of abortions and received a record amount of taxpayer-funded subsidies in 2011.
Some news items from today:
From Fox News, two suspects are hospitalized after a shooting at a community college in Houston.
Also from Fox News, despite President Morsi's rhetoric, America's gift of F-16's is on its way.
From Yahoo News, Israeli voters have re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
From the Canada Free Press, tens of millions of birds and bats are killed by wind turbines.
From Gateway Pundit, the First Lady's inaugural outfit cost over half the median U.S. yearly income.
From Reuters, pungent gas released in France has reached England.
Speaking of England, from the Daily Mail, Prince Harry says that no sensible woman would be his bride.
From SFGate, three thieves trying to rob a Chinese restaurant in Massachusetts are stopped, not by any gun-wielding worker, but by the cash register.
And from NBC News, a Utah woman gets a rude awakening as a huge boulder crashes into her bedroom.