Roe v. Wade:40 years later

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 5:32am

On January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court ruled that a Texas law that made helping woman with abortions was illegal was unconstitutional in landmark case, Roe v. Wade.

Even so, 40 years later, there is hardly a day when protesters aren't lined up outside Hope Medical in Shreveport, one of the few abortion clinics in the area.

The protester hope to change people's minds about abortions by protesting outside, but other say it is the woman's decision what she chooses to do with her body, and she shouldn't have to be bothered by people yelling at her when she goes into the clinic.

The tactic of protesters yelling at patients also upsets Planned Parenthood, which says women should be able to get this legal procedure without being harassed.

But for protester, just because there is a law doesn't mean they think it should be followed.

People that support women's rights on reproductive health know that the debate will go on about this issue, but in the end, they believe it is a woman's right to decide what happens with her body.

With the help of Roe v. Wade, the law supports their views as well.


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