“Askew, Misaligned, and Twisted to One Side”: Roe’s Devastating Impact on American Culture

By Jean Garton Editor’s note. The late Dr. Garton, who passed away five years ago,  authored one of the enduring classics of pro-life literature: “Who Broke the Baby? What the Abortion Slogans Really Mean.” For decades she was a frequent contributor to National Right to Life News and National Right to Life News Today. We …

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Prior to Roe, 100 OB/GYNs Expressed Doubts About Abortion

By Sarah Terzo Editor’s note. It’s just 16 days until the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. We’ve posted new and reposted older stories about this traumatic moment in our nation’s history. In 1972, the year before Roe v. Wade, 100 OB/GYN’s published an article in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. They expressed …

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Pro-abortionists push to “codify Roe” and enact legislation paying for all abortions in New Jersey

  By Dave Andrusko With the end of the two-year legislation session looming on the horizon, pro-abortion New Jersey Democrats are” in talks to protect abortion rights but can’t agree on what that should mean,” according to Susan K. Livio and Brent Johnson. Translated, “Protect abortion rights” means abortion on demand and paying for all abortions, not …

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Why “precedent” is no obstacle to overturning Roe v. Wade

By Dave Andrusko It’s important to remember that when thinking about Mississippi’s  “Gestational Age Act” that while observing “precedent” (stare decisis) ordinarily is important, the Supreme Court has reversed itself when it has made egregious errors. Welcome to “Precedents Are No Obstacle to Overturning Roe v. Wade,“ an op-ed by Robert P. George and Christopher …

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Exposing the soft jurisprudential underbelly of Roe v. Wade

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. We are 23 days from the 49th anniversary of the awful Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions. For the past three weeks, we’ve posted new stories in anticipation along with reposts of stories that had been particularly well received. This first appeared in 2017. We are approaching the …

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Dobbs represents the opportunity of a lifetime to rid the nation of a disastrous mistake

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Nearly a half-century after it went into effect, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling known as Roe v. Wade is showing its age. In the advent of 4-D Ultrasound, in-utero surgeries, and premiere care for premature infants, Roe seems like a relic from the past. Roe legalized abortion in all 50 …

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Roe decision “partakes more of judicial legislation than it does of a determination of the intent of the drafters of the Fourteenth Amendment”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. We are 24 days out from the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. As a reminder, Roe dealt with a Texas law and Doe v. Bolton dealt with a Georgia law. We are running news posts as well as re-running posts from past editions of NRL News Today and NRL …

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Sarah Weddington, who argued Roe v. Wade, has died at 76

By Dave Andrusko Just last week, we wrote about BeLynn Hollers’s profile of Linda Coffee, the less well known of the pro-abortion tendem that argued Roe v. Wade. Over the weekend, her co-counsel, Sarah Weddington, died Sunday morning at age 76. In a February 2003 story in the Texas Monthly, Weddington spoke of how her …

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Texas abortion law in front of Supreme Court just as Roe v. Wade was nearly 40 years ago

By Dave Andrusko I imagine  perhaps not one in a hundred pro-lifers recognize the name Linda Coffee. She was the co-counsel, along with the more famous Sarah Weddington, in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the twin juggernauts that launched a thousand abortion clinics. So why did the rabidly pro-abortion Dallas Morning News run …

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Justice White’s famous dissent in Roe v. Wade goes well beyond “An exercise of raw judicial power”

“The Court simply fashions and announces a new constitutional right for pregnant mothers” By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. In 33 days we will commemorate the 49th anniversary of the invidious Roe v. Wade decision.  As we approach that date, we are reposting new and previously run stories. The following is a long excerpt from Justice …

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