View of Roe affects how we see the day
By Tony Staley
As pro-life people rejoiced last week when Pres. George W. Bush
reinstated restriction on U.S. funds for international family
planning groups that encourage abortion, those on the other side
Some asked why, if he was going to take that action, he did it on
Jan. 22, the 28th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe vs.
Wade decision legalizing abortion on-demand. Some pro-life people
had asked the same question in 1993 when then Pres. Bill Clinton
lifted the ban that Bush reinstated, in addition to issuing other
pro-abortion executive orders.
What both proponents and opponents of Roe need to remember is
that their views of the significance of Jan. 22 are as different
as are their beliefs about Roe and, therefore, on how the day
should be observed.
At the same time, as was pointed out here last week, Pres. Bush's
action was only a first step. Pro-lifers must demand that he do
more - and quickly - to stand up for life and to reverse
Clinton's numerous pro-abortion actions.