Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Today, is the 45th 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 9th month of pregnancy. The ruling has sharply divided the nation. It's left an estimated 60 million babies without a chance at life and many expecting mothers scarred from the trauma of abortion. Even though the pro-life community sees today as a dark day in our nation's history, there are rays of light that shine through the darkness. For example, pregnancy care centers have formed all across the country to minister to abortion-minded women. More people today are working to uphold human dignity and restore the sanctity of life and many states have pushed back with laws that give women more information about their unborn child and their options.