January 22, 2008

Resource to learn from the past

To understand events of today you must often look to the past.

Today (1/22) is the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

There is already a lot of copy and airtime being devoted to the case -- specifically to the demonstrations on both sides of the issue.

Sometimes it is helpful to go back to the beginning and look at the actual decision.

Thanks to Oyez.com and the US Supreme Court, we can now listen to the oral arguments and read the court decision.

Here is the link: http://www.oyez.org/cases/1970-1979/1971/1971_70_18/

And you don't even have to fully understand all the legal terms. Just listen to what the lawyers have to say and the questions from the justices.

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