The central holding of the Supreme Court’s infamous Roe v. Wade decision was that a woman has the right to choose an abortion for any reason, up until the “point at which the fetus becomes ‘viable,’ that is, potentially able to live outside the mother’s womb.” Roe v. Wade said furthermore that “Viability is usually placed at about seven months (28 weeks) but may occur earlier, even at 24 weeks.”
The Associated Press reports this week that a baby born at 21 weeks and six days after conception has now gone home with a good prognosis after months in the hospital. Thus, it is patently obvious that Roe is not only morally retrograde, but is also empirically dated as well. The viability stage has been pushed back well before what was possible in 1973 when Roe was decided.
Here is yet another reason that we should all be hoping and praying for the collapse of the immoral regime of Roe v. Wade.
[For more on viability, see Wikipedia’s article.]