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Roe: An Anniversary Not Worth Celebrating

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States released its infamous decision in Roe v. Wade, holding that a fundamental right to privacy guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution included a right to abortion. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks:

“Today is the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. In that decision, the Court imposed its will upon all 50 states by declaring that their elected officials lacked the authority to ban abortion. This decision, which lacks any real constitutional foundation, has led directly to the deaths of nearly 60 million innocent children.”



“Pro-abortion politicians across the country will doubtless take this opportunity to celebrate this anniversary. Here in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has spent years attempting to position himself as a pro-woman politician by beating the drum for abortion expansion; this year, he has even included abortion legislation in his budget proposal. Not to be outdone, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has scheduled a Facebook town hall to ‘mark this anniversary’ and take questions about his office’s ‘work to protect New Yorkers’ reproductive rights.’ New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms looks forward to a day when Americans will recognize that women’s rights are not synonymous with abortion.”

“In recent days, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms participated in the March for Life and the Evangelicals for Life 2018 conference in Washington, DC. There, we were joined by hundreds of thousands of Americans—many from New York—who share our passion for life. Instead of celebrating the anniversary of Roe, we will use this sad occasion as an opportunity to redouble our efforts to end abortion. Our work will not be complete until the very thought of abortion is so abhorrent to decent minds that it is no longer tolerated in civilized societies. To those who believe that Roe is worth celebrating, we ask: How can you celebrate an anniversary that has taken away millions of birthdays?”