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Walter Cronkite Reports on Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973

Linked below is Walter Cronkite reporting on the Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, 1973. This early report reveals that very few people realized how expansive the Roe decision would prove to be. On the same day that Roe was decided, the Supreme Court also handed down a decision on Doe v. Bolton, which in effect gave us abortion-on-demand.

Roe and Doe together ensured that a woman would have a right to abortion for any reason throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Roe then presided over the legal killing of over 60 million unborn children. That’s more than ten times the people killed in the holocaust.

Evangelicals were caught flat-footed by the Roe decision. It was considered a Roman Catholic issue for many years. By the end of the 70’s and certainly by the 80’s, that changed. Evangelicals became the most pro-life constituency in the country.

Today we mark the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, which cast Roe into the dustbin of history where it belongs.