USA on the brink of overturning
barbaric abortion laws
(Washington) House Democrats today backed away from a proposal to
force a House vote on an endorsement of Roe v. Wade. If the vote had
occurred, it would have been the first-ever House vote on Roe.
National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) Legislative Director Douglas
Johnson said that if the anticipated vote had occurred, the House would
have rejected the pro-Roe resolution. "With many federal courts
ruling that Roe v. Wade protects even partial-birth abortion, more and
more lawmakers of both parties are seeing the extremism of Roe v. Wade
and recognising that it needs to be changed," Johnson said.
A recent (March 30-April 2) Gallup poll found that 69% of Americans
believe abortion should generally be illegal after the first three
months of pregnancy but Roe mandates abortion on demand for the first
six months (and abortion for emotional "health" even in the
final three months). A 1998 poll by the Center for Gender Equality
(whose president is Faye Wattleton, formerly president of Planned
Parenthood) found that 53% of American women want abortion to be legal
to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest (or not
legal at all).