The controversy rages on. People on both sides feel the heat and passion of the subject. The subject leaves lots of questions that are unanswered. Questions like:
- Is it a mother's rights to have an abortion?
- Does the unborn child have any legal rights?
- At what point do unborn babies have protection under our Bill of Rights?
The controversy can have an answer. The questions are about when does a child have it's own identity? Is it before or after birth??? To ask anything else is to add confusion to the problem.
On January 22, 1973, the US Supreme Court decided on a landmark case, Roe vs. Wade. In it…
…the courts held that a mother may abort her pregnancy for any reason, up until the "point at which the fetus becomes ‘viable.’" The Court defined viable as being "potentially able to live outside the mother's womb, albeit with artificial aid.