January 22, 1973 — A Tragic Day in US History

On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that an unborn child was not a person and could therefore be killed for any reason whatsoever.  The high court also declared that killing an unborn child was not only permissible, it was a constitutional right.  As a result, we have abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy.  And since the Court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973, more than 50 million innocent children have perished at the hands of abortionists.

After the Roe decision, the “pro-choice” crowd celebrated.  They believed that now that the U.S. Supreme Court had proclaimed that abortion was a protected “right,” the issue had been decided, and it would go away.  They were dead wrong.  This fateful decision and its consequences continue to tear at the soul of America.  We, Americans, know in our collective heart that killing an innocent, unborn child—the most vulnerable in our society—is immoral and can never be right.  As St. Thomas Aquinas observed, any law that is contrary to God’s law is no law at all—it is violence.  Make no mistake, abortion is violence.

We can assure you that the American Freedom Law Center is committed to defending the right to life for all innocent Americans, particularly the unborn.  We are committed to fighting abortion.  And we are committed to defending those who speak out against abortion; the many who provide a voice for those who suffer and die in silence in the name of “choice.”