This week marks 35 years of unrestricted legal abortions for all women in the United States. Since that time, an estimated 46 million unborn children have been murdered in the U.S. alone due to our society's focus on self.
The Women's Rights movement first became prevalent in the early 1900's. Women fought for the right to vote, the right to own property, and the right to work outside the home without discrimination. With each passing ammendment, women looked for more and more opportunities for equal rights. When the second wave of the Women's Rights movement took place in the 1960's, more women began to abandon their calling as wives and mothers and decided that they would be better suited in the world of politics and business. They forsook their position as child bearer, homemaker, and help meet to their husband and sought to stand on their own two feet in the world of commerce.
By the time Roe v. Wade entered the scene in 1971, our country had already set itself up to accept the most horrific of all women's rights - reproductive rights. On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled abortions legal in all 50 states. Rescrictions were put in place for the 3rd trimester. Abortions, according to this ruling, are only allowed after 24 weeks if carrying the child to term would affect the mother's health. Health, as defined by the World Health Organization, is "any condition that might impact her physical, emotional, psychological or financial well being". Yeah, some restrictions.
Each year in the United States an estimated 1.3 million innocent children are aborted - about 3,500 each day. (2005)
93% of all abortions occur for social reasons. That is, the child is simply not wanted. (1996)
An estimated 43% of all women will have at least 1 abortion by the time they are 45 years old. (1996)
The state of our country is a sad state indeed. Let us pray for the overturning of Roe v. Wade in order to save the lives of the unborn.
MSN Encarta - Roe v. Wade
MSN Encarta - Women's Rights
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