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43 Years Since Infamous Roe v Wade Decision

43 Years Since Infamous Roe v Wade Decision

Ohio Right to Life

Friend —

Forty-three years ago today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision that invalidated abortion regulations in all 50 states, subverting the democratic process. At that point in time, 30 states had rejected making abortion legal; 16 had made some abortions legal through legislation or court action; just 4 permitted unrestricted access to abortion.

Abortion was forced on the American people in direct contradiction to the national will. That is why abortion still tears at our consciences and haunts our public policy.

As pro-lifers have every year since that fateful decision, today we march for life.

As the years pass and as Americans continue to wrestle with the abortion question, the abortion debate continues to undergo an incremental but fundamental shift.

This March for Life comes just six months after Planned Parenthood was exposed for trading the hearts, livers, lungs, and heads of aborted children.

It comes just over a month after Planned Parenthood locations in Ohio were exposed for sending the remains of aborted children to landfills.

It comes just weeks before the Supreme Court is to hear the first major abortion case since 2007.

It comes as legislatures consider protecting pain-capable babies from abortion, both here in Ohio and across the country.

As abortions in Ohio fall to their lowest level since 1976 when record-keeping began, it’s safe to say that today’s abortion debate looks nothing like it did 43 years ago. The principles—the heart—of the arguments are the same—the characters, the stories, the universe of knowledge and experience on the subject are different.

Today, we ask that you say a prayer for the millions of women and the 58 million children whose lives have been changed or destroyed by abortion. And please pray too for the cause for human life and dignity, the most significant human rights cause of our day. Pray that these incremental but fundamental shifts in the abortion debate will move our public conscience to a place where abortion is entirely unthinkable.

Pray with us for the overturning of Roe v. Wade and an end to the slaughter of the innocent.

Praying with you for life,

The Team at Ohio Right to Life

Read on to decide the best way you can help promote life as we memorialize the tens of millions of lives lost over the last 43 years:

Friday, January 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Roe Remembrance with Greater Columbus Right to Life – Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, OH

Friday, January 22, 2016 at 01:00 PM

March for Life Reception for Ohio Marchers – Rayburn House Office Building Room 2168 in Washington, DC

Friday, January 22, 2016 at 07:00 PM

Butler County Right to Life Prayer March for Life – Butler County Courthouse in Hamilton, OH

Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 02:00 PM

Champaign County Right to Life Prayer and Witness – Monument Square in Urbana, OH

Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 06:30 PM

Belmont County Right to Life Candlelight Prayer Vigil for Life – East Richland Friends Church Sanctuary in St. Clairsville, OH

Monday, January 25, 2016 at 07:00 PM

Medina County Right to Life Candlelight Walk – Medina County Courthouse on the Square in Medina, OH

The Team at Ohio Right to Life

Ohio Right to Life