Several pro-life successes since 1973

Earlier today on his blog, Justin Taylor posted a list (catalogued by the Knights of Columbus) of small successes that have been achieved in the fight against abortion.
  • The Hyde Amendment, which restricts federal funding for abortions;
  • The federal law banning partial birth abortions, which was finally upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in April 2007;
  • The “Mexico City Policy,” which has barred the use of federal taxpayers’ money to pay for abortions in other countries;
  • Laws in 44 states that preserve a parental role when children under 18 seek abortions;
  • Laws in 40 states that restrict late-term abortions;
  • Laws in 46 states that protect the right of conscience for individual health care providers;
  • Laws in 27 states that protect the right of conscience for institutions;
  • Laws in 38 states that ban partial birth abortions;
  • Laws in 33 states that require counseling before having an abortion;
  • And laws in 16 states that provide for ultrasounds before an abortion.
The point is this: all of these advances have been made since abortion became the law of the land in 1973. The fact is that, though Roe v. Wade has not been overturned, injustices have been corrected and advances have been made. Abortion is no small issue. It isn't one issue among many.

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