[video] 40 Years After Roe v. Wade: Abortion Shouldn’t Still Be A Political Issue
Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade ruling which decided (in short) that a woman could choose to have an abortion in earlier months of pregnancy, without legal restriction (and could do so later in pregnancy also, with some restrictions, based on the right to privacy). As such, Roe vs. Wade invalidated all state laws which limited access to abortion during the first trimester of a pregnancy. Further, state laws which limited access during the second trimester were upheld only when restrictions were for the purpose of protecting the health of the woman.
The Roe vs. Wade decision is not unproblematic (particularly for later term abortions) but it did change the political and legal landscape of abortion in the US irrevocably. Today (a day late, as is my wont), I will be posting a series of commentary posts about the seminal ruling of Roe. vs. Wade and where we are now. First, there is a video from Planned Parenthood, posted on rhrealitycheck:
Via Planned Parenthood: On this 40th anniversary, those of us who trust women and who value women’s health and rights, have something to tell those who wish to take women’s abortion rights away: Roe is here for good.
- CHARTS: How Roe v. Wade changed abortion rights (washingtonpost.com)
- On 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, New Poll Shows that Majority of Americans Want Abortion to Be Legal, but States Attempt to Nullify (polistew.com)
- The Star’s editorial | Roe v. Wade ruling still worth honoring (kansascity.com)
- Abortion Proponents, Foes Mark 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (boiseweekly.com)
- Roe v. Wade at 40 (reflectionandchoice.wordpress.com)
- Roe v. Wade is 40 – How far have we really come? (centerforhealthmediapolicy.com)
- 40 Years Later, The Majority Finally Agrees With Roe Vs. Wade (VIDEO) (brite.newsvine.com)
- Poll: Strong majority oppose overturning Roe v. Wade (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)