This week in 1973, the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion throughout the United States.
“The Supreme Court Monday granted American women the right to have medical abortions during the first six months of pregnancy,” reported The Oneonta Star of Oneonta, N.Y., on Jan. 23, 1973.
“The state may interfere with this ‘right of privacy’ only in approximately the last three months, when the unborn child is developed enough to live outside the mother, the court held 7 to 2.”
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A Jan. 23, 1973, article in The Evening Standard of Uniontown, Penn., noted that in the wake of Roe v. Wade, Pennsylvania doctors were being encouraged to limit the reasons they would perform abortions. Medical society: only for health
An article in the Jan. 25, 1973, Pacific Stars and Stripes of Tokyo, Japan, analyzed the effect of Roe v. Wade on state abortion laws. Birth of liberty or end of life?