Thursday, October 11, 2012
Roe v. Wade at 40
Nearly 40 years on and Roe v. Wade is still under fire. In an effort to appeal to the few remaining undecided voters, Romney said he wouldn't introduce any abortion legislation, but then quickly backtracked to say he "would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life." Many states have introduced tough new anti-abortion legislation since this landmark court decision, but more striking this year is that conservative Republicans called for a new "human life amendment" to the constitution, which it seems Romney forgot about when making his statement to a Des Moines crowd. This proposed amendment would outlaw all abortions, regardless of circumstance, and has received wide spread support from Republican leaders. Such an amendment would overturn Roe v. Wade.