Maya change in the U.S. Supreme Court move our nation closer to the day when every
human being is protected in law and welcomed in life.
Our Father..., Hail Mary..., Glory Be...
Offer a sacrifice for the intention.(Ideas for fasting.)
Roe is bad
legal experts who support abortion believe Roe
is not well-reasoned and is a case of extreme judicial overreach.
- The late Yale Law Professor John Hart Ely said, Roe v Wade is "a very bad decision…because it is not constitutional law and gives almost
no sense of an obligation to try to be."1
- Attorney Edward Lazarus, former law clerk to Roe's author, Justice Blackmun, put it this way: "As a matter of
constitutional interpretation and judicial method, Roe borders on the indefensible… [It is] one of the most
intellectually suspect constitutional decisions of the modern era."2
- Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Tribe criticized Roe saying, "behind its own verbal smokescreen, the substantive
judgment on which it rests is nowhere to be found."3
- Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said, "The Court's abortion decisions have already
worked a major distortion in the Court's Constitutional jurisprudence…no legal
rule or doctrine is safe from ad hoc nullification by this Court."4
- And then-Circuit Judge (now Justice) Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Roe "ventured too
far in the change it ordered and presented an incomplete justification for its
experts on both sides of the abortion debate agree that Roe
is bad law, reversing it makes good legal sense and would
return abortion policy back to the people to be decided through the democratic
1 "The Wages of
Crying Wolf: A Comment on Roe v. Wade,"
82 Yale L. J. 920, 947 (Apr. 1973), https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/57de/57a09824f1bdca05e47c898a46e717618d23.pdf.
2 "The Lingering
Problems with Roe v. Wade, and Why
the Recent Senate Hearings on Michael McConnell's Nomination Only
Them," FindLaw (Oct. 3, 2002),
3 "Foreword: Toward a
Model of Roles in the Due Process of Life and Law," 87 Harv. L. Rev. 1, 7 (Nov. 1973).
4 Thornburgh v. American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 476 U.S. 747, 814 (1986) (O'Connor, J.,
5 "Some Thoughts on
Autonomy and Equality in Relation to Roe
v. Wade," 63 N.C. L. Rev. 375,
376 (Jan. 1985).