Commonwealth Policy Center

Today, is the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision. In 1973, the court legalized abortion on demand for any reason all the way through the ninth month of pregnancy. Critics call Roe v Wade a ruling without legal precedent that has sharply divided the nation. An estimated 60 million unborn children have been aborted and many expecting mothers have been scarred from the trauma. Even though the pro-life community sees the ruling as bad law, it appears Roe’s days may be numbered. There’s a majority of pro-life justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. This same court is hearing a challenge to a Louisiana law that will effectively regulate abortion centers. If the law is upheld, legal analysts believe Roe could potentially be weakened or even overturned.