Thursday, January 24, 2013

Five Myths About Roe v. Wade

Marc Stein calls our attention to five myths about this landmark Supreme Court case on its 40th anniversary.  Stein is the author of Sexual Injustice:  Supreme Court Decisions from Griswold to Roe.

1. "Roe endorsed abortion on demand."

2. "Roe rejected traditional restrictions and religious prohibitions on abortion."

3. "Roe was a strongly feminist decision."

4. "Roe recognized constitutional rights of sexual privacy."

5. "Roe was only supported by big-government Democratic liberals and it was invariably opposed by small-government Republic conservaties."

See how Stein develops his thoughts on these "myths" here.