Friday, January 22, 2010

January 22, 2010 - 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Today is the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (1973), the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in which the court ruled that the Constitution's right of privacy requires a right to abortion. Although prolifers decry this decision, few have rarely examined the logic of the opinion. For this reason, my 2006 article may be of interest: "The Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, and Abortion Law," Liberty University Law Review 1.1 (2006): 37-72. It is a revised and updated version of the previously published article, "Roe v. Wade: Its Logic and Its Legacy." The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 7.2 (Summer 2003): 4-28. The Liberty article was again revised and updated when it was published as chapter 2 of my book, Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice (Cambridge University Press, 2007)