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Unformatted text preview: Roe Decided -- January 1973 Major Points in Roe History revealed wide variation Right to Privacy Established in Previous Cases Health of Mother is Compelling State Interest Life of Unborn is Compelling State Interest Both Interests Justifying State Intervention varied as Pregnancy Developed Unborn not a person under the Constitution Point of Viability is significant Trimester Division of Rights Pro-Life Movement Gains Strength Roe Was a Wake-up Call Silent Scream -- To Build Empathy Sidewalk Counseling Organized Protests Clinic Blockades The Case for a Higher Law One may well ask: "How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?" The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that "an unjust law is no law at all.” Martin Luther King Jr. Letter from the Birmingham Jail 1991- Summer of Mercy Wichita Kansas 1991 Summer of Mercy Wichita Kansas Pro-Life Movement Becomes Violent The Army of God The penumbras of scripture Clinic Bombings Murder of Abortionists http://www.armyofgod.com/Paulhillindex.html Loss of Support Clinic Blockades Cli nic Blockades, US and Canada, 1987-2006 250 200 150 100 50 # of Reported Incidents 0 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Violence Against Abortion Providers -- 1977-2006 Ars ons a nd Bombings Aga ins t Abortion P rov ide rs , US a nd Ca na da , 1 9 7 7 -2 0 0 6 35 30 25 20 15 10 # of 5 Reported Incidents 0 1977 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 Violence Turns Lethal Death Threats Against Abortion Prov iders, 1977-2006 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 # of Reported Incidents 20 10 0 1977 1979 19811983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 Abortions Plateau Abortion in the Unite d State s, 1973-2004 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.8 (0.6 millions) .4 # of0Abortions 0.2 19731976197919821985198819911994199720002003 Ye a r Patterns of Abortions Reported Legal Abortions by Weeks of Gestation, United States, 2000 10 0 57.4 50 Abortions Percent of Legal 0 <8 19.5 9-10 10 6.1 4.3 1.4 1.2 11-12 13-15 16-20 >21 unknown Weeks of Gestation Major Remaining Issues Late Term Abortions: When Does Abortion Become Infanticide? Dealing with Neonatal Suffering ...
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