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Our World Appears to Be Changing Around Roe v. Wade

According to recent polls and research, public opinion is shifting since the U.S. Supreme Court decision forty years ago gave women the right to choose abortion.

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the culture-changing Roe v. Wade decision, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that prohibiting a woman's right to choose abortion was a violation of her constitutional rights.

Since January 22, 1973, the debate, and perception of Roe v. Wade, has evidently, evolved.

According to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, a majority of Americans say in most all cases, abortion should be legal

The poll shows 54 percent of adults believe the right to have an abortion should be afforded to women in all cases, or with exceptions, while 44 percent say it should be illegal.

Seventy percent of people are against Roe v. Wade ever being overturned, according to the poll. 

The ruling by Supreme Court justices all those years ago allowed for states to regulate abortion procedures as they saw fit, in the interest of a woman's health or protecting the fetus at the end or after the first trimester.

In 2012, 43 abortion restrictions were enacted in 19 states, the second largest amount of rules instated regarding abortion since 1985, according to the Guttmacher Institute. 

Twenty-four of those 43 new restrictions now exist in six states, which include Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and South Dakota.

Tougher restrictions on access to abortion include limited health coverage available to pay for abortions, limits on the ability to have an abortion after the first trimester and a requirement that woman have an ultrasound before undergoing the procedure, according to the Guttmacher Institute

The Guttmacher Institute shows the following statistics on women who have abortions today:

  • 6 in 10 women who have abortions already have at least one child.
  • 58 percent are in their 20's.
  • 69 percent are economically disadvantaged.  
  • Nearly 1 in 3 women will have an abortion in their lifetime.
  • 88 percent have an abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
  • 73 percent are affiliated with some type of religion.

The institute also shows that 15 percent of women who have abortions are married, 11 percent are previously married, 45 percent have never been married and 29 percent are living with a man. 

Do you think the perception of abortions is changing in our country? If so, which way? Tell Patch in the comment section below. 

McCloud February 01, 2013 at 10:00 PM
It must be true, liberalworld.com says so.
McCloud February 01, 2013 at 10:17 PM
I believe the climate has changed since Monday's high of 60 degrees.
Sully February 01, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Good one Mac! Yes, the WEATHER has changed throughout the week. It's too bad neither you nor Vicki can ever see the big picture. What a limited cognitive world the two of you live in.
McCloud February 01, 2013 at 10:27 PM
What is the big picture? Death? Warming? Climate changes? Super storms? Sounds alot like the past.
McCloud February 01, 2013 at 10:46 PM
Sorry, I missed the movie, how does it end? Does Al finally get that massage at the end of the credits? Does it get warmer or cooler, I get confused. Are we causing it? What is this truth you speak of? Something you read online? When they nonpolitical pollsters were working why is it nobody asked me about it? I wonder why?
Sully February 01, 2013 at 11:36 PM
Let's have a look, shall we? http://finance.yahoo.com/news/p-500-posts-biggest-monthly-001324596.html http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/02/economy-adds-157000-jobs-in-january.php?ref=fpnewsfeed http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-manufacturing-shows-fastest-growth-in-9-months-20130201,0,2671400.story
Sully February 01, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Well, it does kind of sound like the recent past. New records for heat are reached just about every year now and it's the same for storms.
Procrustes' Foil February 02, 2013 at 12:41 PM
Remember the GOP creed: Life begins at conception and ends at birth.
Vicky Kujawa February 02, 2013 at 01:16 PM
LMAO McCloud........but in June it will be right back to 'GloBULL Warming'; fancy that!
Vicky Kujawa February 02, 2013 at 01:17 PM
......or "Same old talking points" as the Libs like to twist it.
Vicky Kujawa February 02, 2013 at 01:20 PM
How so, Procrustes? Because people SHOULD be supporting themselves and their own offspring? Personal responsibility is an outstanding creed; when it was the norm in this country is was a much better place to live than it is now.
Just Sayin February 02, 2013 at 01:23 PM
LOL...I'll have to remember that one.
Vicky Kujawa February 02, 2013 at 01:23 PM
@Sully: Shaklee used to sell vitamins and some other products for the home. The couple that I knew back in the 80's did very well with it; had their own home, financial freedom and plenty of free time. I am going to Google it to see if Shaklee is still around; now I am curious!
Vicky Kujawa February 02, 2013 at 01:25 PM
Sully, have you ever seen what Chernobyl looks like now? You might want to go on YouTube and take a look. Mother Nature has a way of taking care of itself.
McCloud February 02, 2013 at 01:30 PM
More of this virus that liberals voted for gets flushed out, only the news tries to keep a lid on it. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/01/surprise-irs-calculates-cheapest-obamacare-plan-will-average-20000-per-family/
Just Sayin February 02, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Sully...Shaklee is like Avon or Fuller Brush. Their reps...like Sicky...hawk their over priced under-performing products in hopes of becoming...wow... millionaires. They are pyramid scams and the folks who buy into the load of crap they sell are lower middle class with faulty reasoning and big dreams.
McCloud February 02, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Blacks?
Just Sayin February 02, 2013 at 01:48 PM
Sully...Sicky is a liar. She is a Shaklee rep. and with her " curious" comment she is attempting to drive you to google so you will check it out. Maybe buy a useless thing or two...to keep her second rate company alive.
Vicky Kujawa February 02, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Apparently Just Lyin' is very offended by people that actually want to work and try to better themselves as opposed to taking a handout (that's the way the Libs keep their voter base). BTW I Googled Shaklee and they are still in business. Shaklee is a business that I have been a customer of years ago, but never a rep.
Just Sayin February 02, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Ho-Hum...more conservative tripe.
Vicky Kujawa February 02, 2013 at 01:55 PM
Not sure if the couple selling Shaklee that I knew were millionaires, but they certainly seemed to be self-sufficient and living comfortably.
Vicky Kujawa February 02, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Apparently Just Lyin' finally got in from shoveling the 'GloBULL Warming'.
Just Sayin February 02, 2013 at 01:59 PM
Yeah....right.... and...there you go again Ms. Hypocrite.
Just Sayin February 02, 2013 at 02:00 PM
McClown...some could be black...and some are white...like Sicky.
Just Sayin February 02, 2013 at 02:02 PM
You mean the couple that got a bonus for signing you on? LoL
McCloud February 02, 2013 at 02:06 PM
It must be a burden to be so intelligent and know what is best for the masses. How do you manage? Can't wait for your next control idea for our own good.
Just Sayin February 02, 2013 at 03:10 PM
WoW McClown...You have finally described yourself to a tee! Must have read some of your own stuff. BTW... how is the weather in Mayberry today? Moronic as usual?
Just Sayin February 02, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Yes Sicky...First real 3 inches of snow this winter...it's February ya know. Nah....nothing strange is happening weather wise. You are clearly an unobservant nin-cum-poop. FYI...I don't need to shovel anything...whereas you shovel the crap constantly. Bye-Bye...off to southern Cali. for two weeks. Patch...Please shut this thread down before I return. It's gotten so mindless with the likes of Sicky contributing.
Vicky Kujawa February 02, 2013 at 04:05 PM
Just Lyin' (again) is just another phony Liberal that "looooves Chicago" and is off to O'Hare at the first sign of snow. Don't forget to pack your yummy hormones. It's so 'GloBULL-y Warm' here; why not stay and enjoy the beautiful Chicago weather, hypocrite?
McCloud February 02, 2013 at 04:26 PM
Goober needs some more regulations, since he is a moron according to you guys, Floyd needs to be taxed more to pay for Andy's overblown pension, since you guys needed votes, you took Gomer's guns away, Otis needs us to pay for his new liver, since it is his right, and Aunt Bee has been taxed up the wazoo to pay for it all, so she eats dogfood these days. You guys know everything, so we all wait for what you think is best,

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