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Roe v Wade, Forty Years After

lshort Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 2:47 PM
You're probably right about that, knowing my mother as I do. Certainly not prior to my birth--she got pregnant with me and had me against my father's will, because of her intense desire for me--no way would she ever have considered it pre-birth....However, when I was somewhere between 13 and 15 years old, she told me that she'd had at least a half-dozen abortions, probably more, and she and I stopped having any semblance of a normal relationship close to a decade ago--I could easily envision her wishing I'd never been born and possibly even wishing she could go back and have an abortion. Still, the entire prospect doesn't move me either way...is it supposed to?

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...