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Thursday
Feb072013

Thousands protest Roe v. Wade

Caleb Yarbrough
Arkansas Baptist News

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Baptists joined thousands of pro-life advocates on the steps of the State Capitol Jan. 20 to stand up against what keynote speaker Paul Greenberg, Pulitzer prize winning journalist of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, called “the most infamous ruling by an American court of law since the Dread Scott decision.”

The “infamous” ruling Greenberg referred to was the 1973 Supreme Court decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States. Black ribbons reading “40 no more” were provided by Arkansas Right to Life and worn by many of the 4,000 to 5,000 attendees of the March for Life to mourn the 40th anniversary of the decision.

“In 1857, it was human slavery that was being given the sanction of law. Today it is the destruction of the most innocent, the most vulnerable among us – even before they have seen the light of day. Back then, slavery was called ‘the peculiar institution.’ Today abortion is called ‘choice.’ Euphemism remains the first refuge of those who do not want to look directly at what it is they do,” he told the crowd.

Greenberg, the longtime syndicated columnist and editorial page editor of the Democrat-Gazette, has made a career out of observing important issues and debating them. In the 1960s, “the issue” was civil rights. Today Greenberg believes it is abortion.

The remainder of this story was published in the February 7 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Click to subscribe.

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