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Each anniversary of Roe is another reminder that too much is at stake to stay silent

by | Jan 22, 2016

By Dave Andrusko

whywemarchToday’s 43rd anniversary will match a gigantic mass of pro-lifers gathering in our nation’s capital against a string of opinion pieces scattered through the pages of so many pro-abortion outlets, including TIME magazine. We will talk about several of them.

But let’s begin, strangely enough, you might think, with NARAL Pro-Choice America’s appeal. There are some very interesting observations from IIyse Hogue, NARAL’s president.

For example, her lead:

Today is the anniversary of that historic day in 1973 when the Supreme Court, in a landmark decision, affirmed abortion as a constitutionally protected right.

But you and I both know the story didn’t end there.

She’s right, albeit for all the wrong reasons. At the same time the Pro-Life movement geared up, the Supreme Court was unpacking its decision, confirming in subsequent that pro-lifers were absolutely correct when we said Roe and its companion case Doe v. Bolton essentially unleashed abortion on demand for any reason or no reason.

Likewise, Hogue is correct in one more observation: “Every Roe anniversary that passes is another reminder that too much is at stake to say silent.” That is why hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers gathered in state rallies around the nation and in Washington, DC.

Hogue proceeds with the established pro-abortion talking points including the unassailable conclusion that we do intend to reverse Roe. But then

“Sure, those extremists are vocal. They’re also the minority in this country: Polling consistently shows that 70% of Americans believe in safe and legal access to abortion.”

We’ve posted about the many pro-abortion attempts to force feed questions to poll participants so loaded they are bound to respond with the “correct” answer.

But look at fair-minded surveys from Gallup and more recently the Marist Institute and what do you find?

Many things, including that 57% oppose the reasons almost all abortions are performed; that they overwhelmingly oppose taxpayer funding of abortions; that they support legislation similar to that initiated by NRLC or its affiliates to ban abortions performed on babies capable of experiencing pain; that by an almost 2-1 margin they believe abortion does women more harm (55%) than good (30%); and that 60% believe abortion is morally wrong.

NARAL can produce (yet again) its annual “Who Decides? The Status of Reproductive Rights in the United States,” which we will review on Monday. None of all this changes the fundamentals.

Which is, to quote pro-life champion Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), “Today the pro-life movement is stronger than ever and making serious, significant and sustained progress.”

Categories: Roe v. Wade