Errors, miscalculations by U.S. Supreme Court
Part of this success comes from the work of Americans United for Life, the premiere group fighting abortion state by state.
Clark Forsythe served as president of A.U.L. for ten years. Now he is their senior counsel. But his recent emphasis has been research and writing. On Tuesday of Holy Week, April 15, he was traveling in California talking about the work of A.U.L. and his latest book, Abuse of Discretion: the Inside Story of Roe v. Wade, published by Encounter Books in 2013.
From the last chapter in the book: “One of the great urban legends about the abortion decisions has been that they were considered with ‘great care.’ That defense was raised by some Justices in the 1980s and 1990s. That notion cannot be squared with the record we now have…. The Justices seriously misread public opinion, and their expansion of the decision over several months, pressured by the 4-3 bloc of Justices, gradually produced a decision that went far beyond what the public supported. By so doing, the Court isolated the United States as one of only four nations out of 195 – with China, North Korea, and Canada – that allow abortion for any reason after fetal viability.”
Abuse of Discretion is available on the website of Encounter Books for $19.59,