Happy Anniversary, Roe v. Wade
January 22, 2009
January 2009 will be remembered in history for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. But let’s not forget another historic event that took place 36 years ago on January 22, 1973: the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision. This decision protects a woman’s right to a legal abortion in America.
Abortion is a very personal choice. People feel strongly whether they support a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion or not, which is why the topic is so controversial. There’s no clear right or wrong when it comes to abortion. So it’s important to educate yourself and be clear about your values and beliefs when deciding where you stand on the issue.
Abortion isn’t for everyone, but for some people it’s the only decision they have when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Monica decided to have an abortion when she was 25. This is her story: