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Roe v Wade, Forty Years After

lshort Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 11:39 AM
Probably not in the way you mean it, no. Also, I'm not a liberal. Nor a dunce, since you bring it up. :) If you're actually interested, my feelings about abortion and related issues are complex both intellectually and emotionally, and it's an issue I've often contemplated since it first was something I really knew anything about (somewhere in my early to middle teens). To me, it isn't black and white, though I know it is for some people. (of course, if you're not interested, feel free to skip over all this verbiage and ignore me from here on out)

The number forty has great significance in the Bible.

Perhaps best known is the forty years that the Israelites were condemned to wander in the desert before being permitted entry into the Promised Land.

Maybe this mystical quantity will bear significance as we note, this month, the fortieth year since the Roe v Wade decision legalized abortion in America.

Forty years we have lived with the silent, and sometimes not so silent, holocaust in our midst as the lives of 55 million innocent and unborn children have been killed, plucked from their journey to enter this world.

Who were they? Who...