In the winter of 1973, the United States Supreme Court deemed abortion a fundamental right under the Constitution. In the infamous case of Roe v Wade, nine robed jurists met in January of that year, and by a vote of 7-2, helped secure the destruction of 50 million unborn infants over the next thirty eight years in America.
Dissenters of the ruling charged that the analysis and conclusions were flawed and that the United States Constitution’s thirteenth and fourteenth Amendments did not support the Court’s majority judgment. Opponents argued that when women are compelled to carry and bear children, they are subjected to “involuntary servitude.”
Over the past thirty years, statistics have been kept on abortions in America, as well as polls depicting American opinions on the matter. For example, the Atlanta, Georgia based Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Alan Guttmacher Institute, a research division of Planned Parenthood, have compiled data that reflects significant facts and trends. If we are to believe the records are accurate, the data shows that 93% of all abortions occur because the child is unwanted or inconvenient. Only 1% occur due to rape or incest, and only about 6% are conducted because of potential health issues involving mother or child.