Many Things Have Changed Since 1973

Since 1973, a lot has changed in our everyday lives.


IN 1973

Nearly everyone has a cell phone and it seems like every other commercial on television advertises cell phones.

Cell phones didn’t even exist for the general public. It wasn’t until the early 90’s that cell phones became small enough to carrying in a pocket.

One of the most used ways of cooking a meal is with the microwave oven, a fairly cheap appliance with the vast majority of homes having at least one.

Microwaves were just beginning to become popular with American families. By 1975, there were more than one million microwaves sold.

One of the most popular ways of listening to music is through iPods which play digital audio files.

One of the most popular ways of listening to music was with 8-track tapes and players. Compact discs didn’t even exist yet.

People watch DVDs of their favorite movies or television shows.

The VCR was introduced in 1972 and VHS tapes weren’t introduced until 1976. VCRs were extremely expensive at the time.

The Internet is a common tool people use to check their e-mail, catch up on the latest news, buy and sell products, and share and search for information.

The Internet was in the early stages of being developed as researchers were creating networks which would eventually develop into what we know as the internet.

Ultrasounds are routinely used to detect unborn children and determine their sex, age and health. Parents can even get 3-D ultrasound images and videos of their unborn children.

There were only very limited uses of ultrasound during pregnancy. It wasn’t until the late 1990’s that an ultrasound exam at 20 weeks for each patient became routine.


As you can see a whole lot has changed since 1973. Technology has improved dramatically and there are a number of industries revolving around items which didn’t even exist in 1973.

But what hasn’t changed?

Unfortunately, one thing that hasn’t changed since 1973 is the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. This decision, which was decided on January 22, 1973, legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.

With all the changes over the past decades maybe we should re-examine whether we should accept the wisdom of a court ruling from 1973.

Especially when that court decision makes a number of assertions we know today aren’t true. It’s time for a change. It’s time to overturn Roe v. Wade.

When life begins
On the question of when life begins, Roe v. Wade says, “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins.” It is common knowledge among embryologists when the life of an individual human being begins. We are well aware that unborn children are living human beings.

“Although human life is a continuous process, fertilization is a critical landmark because, under ordinary circumstances, a new, genetically distinct human organism is thereby formed....” (O’Rahilly and Müller. Human Embryology and Teratology, 2nd edition, page 8)

Legal experts agree
Numerous legal experts who are in favor of the policies which Roe v. Wade established cannot defend the decision. Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe has said, “One of the most curious things about Roe is that, behind its own verbal smokescreen, the substantive judgment on which it rests is nowhere to be found.”

Viability has changed
Back when Roe v. Wade was decided, the viability of a child outside the womb was typically considered to take place at around 28 weeks. As science progresses, unborn children are able to survive outside the womb earlier and earlier. In October of 2006, a child born in Miami, Florida survived after been born at 21 weeks.

Jane Roe is prolife
The Roe of Roe v. Wade is a woman named Norma McCorvey who wanted to have an abortion in Texas where abortion was illegal. McCorvey is now prolife and admits that she lied about the circumstances of her pregnancy and is working to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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