The following January the Supreme Court decided in Roe v. Wade that states could not prohibit abortions. In his dissent, Justice Byron White observed that “nothing in the language or the history of the Constitution” supported that decision. We know that the Supreme Court decisions in Roe v Wade and a later ruling called Planned Parenthood v. Casey, have been catastrophic for millions of the unborn. Less well known is the damage done to other members of the family. Thanks to the tortured logic of the Planned Parenthood decision, states can’t even require women to notify fathers that their own baby is to be killed. Now that the decision to give birth has become a decision for the mother alone to make, some men see little reason why they should provide for, care for, or support the child.
That abortion on demand has played a key role in weakening the American family. Abortion is an act that was banned for most of our nation’s history, takes a child’s life, and damages the life of the parents. Only feminists could call this a fundamental right.
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