The U. S. Supreme Court has ruled that abortions are legal. Many now ask, "Is abortion murder? When does human life start?" The experts do not agree. Heart transplants brought doubts about exactly when death occurs. Can we know when human life starts? It didn't get the BIG headlines. It was overshadowed in the news by the ending of the Vietnam war (so far as direct U.S. participation is concerned) and by the death of a former President. Yet the U. S. Supreme Court ruling handed down January 22 may have even a more important and lasting effect on the future of America and the world. It was probably the most sweeping and sensational decision of the Nixon Court. It abolished the criminal abortion laws of almost every state, ruling that the decision regarding abortion, prior to the last ten weeks of pregnancy, must be made solely by the woman and her doctor.
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