Katie Couric's Notebook: Roe v. Wade

Hi, everyone.

Today marks the 34th anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court ruling: Roe vs. Wade.

No matter where you stand on abortion, you can't deny that this ruling has had a profound impact on society.

It's a decision that has both defined us, and divided us. It's been a rallying point, and a lightning rod. To some, abortion is a right that demands defending; to others, a moral injustice that should be outlawed. At times, the emotions it evokes have even provoked violence.

Recently, some states have tried to limit access to abortion. South Dakota last year tried unsuccessfully to ban the procedure completely.

This issue is sure to be debated in law school lecture halls, in the halls of congress, and in living rooms across America for years to come.

A generation after some thought the abortion issue was settled...there are still passionate voices on both sides who feel Topic A will always be abortion.

That's a page from my notebook.

  • Katie Couric

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