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Roe v. Wade case turning 40

By Emily Reneker | Jan 17, 2013

To the editor:

I consulted Wikipedia and found these latest population figures for 2010 for the largest US cities. Sixty cities were listed totaling over 50,000,000 people. That’s the number of babies who have been aborted in the last 40 years in the US since the Roe v. Wade decision was handed down on Jan. 22, 1973.

On Jan. 7, 2012, Planned Parenthood released their 2011-2012 annual report. In 2011, Planned Parenthood performed a record 333,964 abortions while receiving a record $542 million in taxpayer funding.

Over the past three years, Planned Parenthood has performed nearly one million abortions — 996,687. That is almost as many as the next three largest cities: Pittsburgh (305,704), Lexington (295,803) and Stockton (291,707) = 893,214.

The United States has essentially eliminated the equivalent of our 63 largest cities in the 40 years since Roe v. Wade ruling on Jan. 22, 1973 — and we’ve called it our “choice.”


— Emily Reneker, Douds

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