40 Years On: The Battle Over Roe v. Wade

Friday, January 04, 2013

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. For many years, the ruling was considered the ultimate victory for abortion rights activists in the United States and the crowning achievement in the fight for women’s rights and feminism in modern America. Four decades later, some believe that the abortion rights cause is in crisis, and the pro-life movement is winning the fight over access to abortion.

In her cover story for Time Magazine, staff writer Kate Pickert writes that "the story of pro-choice activism after Roe reveals that there may be nothing worse for a political movement’s future than achieving its central goal."

Guests:

Kate Pickert

Produced by:

Jen Poyant and Elizabeth Ross

Comments [2]

Ed from Larchmont

This is the 40th year of Roe v. Wade. One is reminded of the Psalmist 'Forty years I endured that wicked generation'. But it's scary to think what kind of disaster it would take to turn people away from abortion.

The knowledge about the unborn is colliding with the fact that they are killed without anaesthesia. Sometime soon the facts will just be too obvious to ignore.

Jan. 07 2013 05:41 AM
John A

The cover story says in subtitle why "{Abortion activists} have been losing ground ever since" Roe-v-Wade. Must disagree, for example Doe-v-Bolton added to this "right" significantly. But magazines must provoke to sell, so that's what we get.

Jan. 04 2013 04:13 PM

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