On this day in 1973, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Warren Burger read the 7-2 majority decision that paved the way for abortion to become “a woman’s constitutional right.”
Dissenting from the opinions of Justices Burger, Douglass, Brennan, Powell, Marshall, Stewart, and Blackmun (who wrote the majority opinion) were Justices William Rehnquist and Byron White.
Since then, approximately 54-1/2 million unborn children have been killed and disposed of in medical waste receptacles in the process of legalized abortion, including the untold number of infants who survive the abortions and are left out to die, a practice advocated by politicians like Barack Obama. Since that time the country has been deeply divided over a woman’s right to choose, so called, and the value of pre-born life.
The debate, which often turns ugly and even violent, rages on to this day; each side clinging fast to its own set of principles. Where many believe the pro-life side has erred, is in expressing any level of tolerance for the murder of abortion providers and sabotage, i.e. bombings of abortion facilities.
However the media, being biased as it appears to be towards liberal causes, rarely reports acts of violence and intolerance committed by pro-abortionists and when it does they are typically sugar-coated and convey a sort of “mean-spirited pro-lifers had it coming” milieu.
Researcher Dr. Brian Clowes has published a report including a state-by state compilation of crime statistics perpetrated by pro-life advocates vs. pro-abortion campaigners. Those conclusions can be found at Abortionviolence.com
As indicated, the data belies the blatant prejudice with which the mainstream media has treated abortion opponents; pro-choice advocates have committed nearly 37 times more documented “deadly and extreme crimes against persons” than have been alleged against the pro-choice movement.
It is noteworthy that the National Abortion Federation (NAF) has branded picketing and even prayer in proximity of an abortion facility as acts of “terrorism.”
Abortionviolence.com, also adds, in the spirit of being evenhanded, that “It would be just as unfair to portray all ‘pro-choicers’ as habitually violent because of their involvement in the movement to keep abortion legal.”
But that “the recently updated information in the documents featured on this site… shows that despite the media’s preferred story of the violent pro-lifer, the fact is that there is a great deal more documented proof of violence by those who defend abortion, especially by the abortionists themselves.”
It is also curious how conservative websites promote the idea that public opinion has shifted against unfettered access to abortion while liberals like CNN promulgate polls which advance the view that a “Strong majority opposes overturning Roe v. Wade.”
It is not terribly difficult to establish which side has more credibility in light of how mainstream outlets like the aforementioned CNN are shown to flagrantly demonstrate bias on the subject.