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Roe v. Wade

Every January, on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1973 decision to legalize abortion, WORLD reviews pro-life progress and regress over the previous year.

Pregnancy resource center directors, volunteers, or mothers: Send us your baby photos

WORLD’s annual Roe v. Wade issue often includes photos of babies. In our 2014 issue, the photo on our cover shows one of the millions of babies saved through God’s grace and the work of pregnancy resource centers, and every year that number increases. We hope to make publishing such photos an annual tradition.

How to participate in 2014: Any pregnancy resource center client's baby born in 2014 is eligible. We’ll need a signed release (download PDF) from the baby’s parent or guardian. Moms of babies whose photos are selected for inclusion in WORLD, and the centers that have helped, will receive copies of the magazine that includes the babies’ photos. Please email photos and release forms to Rob Patete (rpatete@wng.org) by Dec. 31.

<i>Roe</i> at 41
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Roe at 41

Perfect ears, perfect God, fallen man.

40 years and millions of lives
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40 years and millions of lives

Roe v. Wade continues its grim business, but pro-life activity is saving lives, too.

Full of Life
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Full of Life

Revitalized by young activists and growing support, the pro-life movement faces new tensions.

Red zone defense
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Red zone defense

With our most-observed secular holiday, Super Bowl day, coming this year on Feb. 6, we're hearing a lot about what happens in "the red zone," the part of the football field that extends from the 20-yard line to the end zone. Meanwhile, abortion proponents are defending their own bloody red zone against a reinvigorated pro-life movement.

A pro-baby wave
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A pro-baby wave

Optimistic signs point to a changing abortion debate.

Back to the present
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Back to the present

Understanding abortion in the past will help us fight it today.

The plots thicken
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The plots thicken

As Roe v. Wade turns 35, some in Hollywood are changing their minds about "choice," and it's showing up on the silver screen.

Just how pro are these pro-lifers?
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Just how pro are these pro-lifers?

The Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion turns 34 years old this month, just as seven pro-life Democrats join the new majority on Capitol Hill. Here's what the power shift could mean for the pre-born.

What women want
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What women want

For 33 years many American women have believed that what's legal must be OK, only to have their consciences, moments or decades later, tell them differently.

Delta force
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Delta force

Mississippi pro-life activists' success in fighting abortion shows not only can some battles be won at the state level, but it can be done with broad bipartisan support.

Lawmakers, lawbreakers
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Lawmakers, lawbreakers

Even though churches have lost significant influence over society, they do at least retain authority over their own members. A look at churches that are considering the exercise of discipline over pro-abortion politicians.

30 years' war
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30 years' war

As Roe turns 30, are medical facts and a determined pro-life movement causing legalized abortion to show its age, or is it just becoming more entrenched? While others debate the question, abortion opponents quietly legislate, litigate, and demonstrate compassion.

Holding the line
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Holding the line

Senate shifts, terrorist attacks, and biological warfare against the sanctity of human life leave the question: Whatever happened to the abortion issue?

Leaving limbo
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Leaving limbo

More kids exit foster care for permanent adoptive families, but pro-lifers hope for more.

Roe2000
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Roe2000

Last week was one that pushed Christian and conservative journalists and pro-life leaders to remember biblical injunctions against envy.

Abortion: A right that's wrong
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Abortion: A right that's wrong

Even as the abortion culture sinks itself deeper into the fabric of American life, pro-lifers are preparing to mourn the 26th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision, several factors continue to chip away at its acceptability. Political challenges, cultural argument, and compassionate alternatives are slowly but surely helping to form the consensus that abortion is wrong. A look back at abortion in America since the last dark Roe anniversary.

One step forward
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One step forward

... and one step back: Pro-lifers still face challenges as new as was Roe vs. Wade in 1973.

Life worth living
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Life worth living

The January 22, 1973, Roe vs. Wade ruling has been a death sentence for 30 million-plus preborn infants in the United States. For 24 years babies have died for any reason and no reason. But in the 1990s, with the development of new genetic tests that can more safely and less expensively diagnose genetic disorders in utero, many young humans are at risk for one very specific reason: They have Down Syndrome.