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Roe vs. Wade 40 Years On

January 22, 2013, is a 40th anniversary day, especially in the United States. On that day in 1973, the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, died at the LBJ ranch. Johnson became President after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, was elected in his own right by a landslide in the elections of 1964, and presided over the unpopular Vietnam War. Johnson was a friend of Billy Graham; wanted the evangelist to speak at his funeral, and urged him to tell people about Jesus, according to a recent book published about Graham. That was one big event in the US on 22 January 1973.

The second big event 40 years ago on January 22nd also involved death. Not of a single individual, but of many Americans, literally, millions of them. It had to do with the landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court in a case known to the world as Roe vs. Wade. By handing down their 7 to 2 decision, the majority of justices in America’s highest court granted women the constitution…