Supreme Court's voting rights decision shows Roe should be overturned

When the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on June 25, Chief Justice John Roberts explained that Congress's actions may not be "based on 40-year-old facts having no logical relationship to the present day." "Our country has changed," he wrote.  "While any racial discrimination in voting is too much, Congress must ensure that the legislation it passes to remedy that problem speaks to current conditions." Ironically, Roe v. Wade turned 40 this year. And in the decades since the decision was handed down, our medical knowledge -- particularly that which is prenatal in nature -- has changed.  In fact, that knowledge has changed so much that much of what was regarded as "fact" 40 years ago has "no logical relationship to [prenatal knowledge in] the present day." For example, 40 years ago, many Americans were able to abide the legalization of abortion by thinking of the unborn child as a mass of DNA or a bundle of cells that felt no pain and...(Read Full Post)

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