This right of privacy, whether it be founded in the Fourteenth Amendment’s concept of personal liberty and restrictions upon state action, as we feel it is, or, as the District Court determined, in the Ninth Amendment’s reservation of rights to the people, is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.Justice Harry Blackmun delivered the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973. (via sonicbloom11)
A major decision hits a major anniversary. For four decades, this issue has become one of the country’s major social wedge issues — and Roe v. Wade was decision that proved the splinter.
January 22, 2013 // 10:38 // 1 year ago