Protestors Mark 40th Anniversary of Roe-v-Wade

roe-v-wade-anniversaryAdvocates on both sides of the abortion debate held events in Washington this week to mark the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide. On Friday (January 25), tens of thousands of abortion opponents attended the annual March for Life. Earlier in the week, supporters of abortion rights, including some religious groups, gathered at a candlelight vigil outside the Supreme Court. According to the most recent poll from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, 63 percent of Americans do not want Roe v Wade overturned. That number has been consistent for the past 20 years. Close to half of all Americans— 47 percent—say they personally believe abortion is morally wrong.

  • bev beyers

    I have loved Religion and Ethics programming for many years. This Sunday 1-27 you reported on the Roe Vs Wade issues and March in Washington. Hurray ! So few covered it. BUT I must say that I am vexed that the stats reported said that 60% of USA does not want Roe vs Wade repealed! Who are they? Ive never been canvassed? No one I know has ever been canvassed? Can we do a better job of saying who, what, when this poll was taken? Was it the full moon and only people ages 18 through 20, on the beach between 3 and 4 in the afternoon? This is sloppy. Who did the poll taking? Was this by text message? phone call ? Which region? Can I be put in to the survey polling? Signed Wis. Home Ec retired teacher.