January 22 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision making abortion legal for any reason.
Who will you remember?
It’s a date that will likely be ignored by those abortion has impacted the most—the millions of women who chose it–43% of women of childbearing age according to some estimates. There is a companion case, also decided on January 22, 1973, Doe V Bolton which is less well-known but which also legislated abortion at the federal level. The woman in the Doe case is Sandra Cano–a woman who counts herself pro-life and who says her attorney lied and misled her in order to move the case through the Supreme Court.
Sandra Cano will be one of the speakers at the 2013 Together for Life Memorial held at the Georgia Capitol next week, sponsored by Georgia Right to Life. The silent walk through the streets of downtown Atlanta in 2012 was a very moving experience for me as I walked in memory of Immanuel, the child I lost to abortion in 1978. I’m sure this year will be a stirring and powerful event as well.
[UPDATE 1-22-13 Podcast of interview with Suzanne Ward posted]
From the Georgia Right to Life website:
Together for Life will commemorate the more than 55 million lives lost to abortion since 1973. The event will begin at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta with music and prayer. Keynote speakers, Rep. Doug McKillip, champpion of Georgia’s Fetal Pain Bill and Sandra Cano, ‘Doe’ of Doe v Bolton will begin at 12 noon. The program will close with a one mile silent memorial walk at 1 PM, ending at the Capitol at ~2 PM. Together for Life 2013 will be a call to a renewed commitment to protect the sanctity of all life – from conception to natural death – after 40 years of abortion on demand in our country.
Suzanne Ward of GRTL will join us this Sunday on Cradle My Heart Radio to give a preview of Together for Life and a quick snapshot of the personhood movement advances being made today. Join us!