Each January marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, giving women the right to choose an abortion. Every year, both Pro Choice and Pro Life groups gather in Washington, DC, to support their respective views. This year was no different. Pro Choice groups such as National Organization for Women and NARAL- Pro Choice America gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court to acknowledge the historic anniversary of a woman’s right to choose. It has now been 38 years since the historic and landmark Supreme Court decision. In recent times, many Pro Life groups have argued that abortion is resulting in black genocide. That is not true but hype. Abortion gives a woman a right to choose and it is the choice that makes America a democracy. Yet, the Supreme Court is further eroding away women’s rights issues with its recent decisions. But today, we can still applaud a woman’s right to choose as the law of the land, as decided in 1973. And today, we can applaud that there are 3 women Supreme Court justices.
Happy Anniversary Roe v. Wade.
Washington, DC based Debbie Hines is a trial lawyer and politcal and legal commentator. She holds a Juris Doctorate degree from George Washington University Law School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She also writes for the Huffington Post, the Women’s Media Center and other outlets.