On January 22, 1973 the United States Supreme Court decided in the case of Roe v. Wade that the state of Texas may not prohibit a woman from killing her unborn child. Today, those Texans who want to protect the lives of unborn Texans have three options: overturn Roe v. Wade, pass the Life at Conception Act or sever our ties to the union. As we shall see, only the last option is viable and probable. But first, what do Texans think about abortion?
Texans Position on Abortion
The most recent broad survey of Americans’ position on abortion was conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2014. In it they report that 50% of Texans think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases, 45% think it should be legal in most cases, and 5% are undecided. Hence, more people are opposed to abortion than for it, but there is no clear majority. We now consider Texans’ first option to protect the lives of unborn Texans: overturn Roe v. Wade.
Roe v. Wade
Norma McCorvey—the “Jane Roe” in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case—sought an abortion after becoming …
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