Three Sides to the Abortion Debate

To what extent does a woman have a right to obtain an abortion? And to what extent does a person have a right to PROTEST the practice of abortion? These two fundamental questions and two conflicting rights emerged in the decades following the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision in the 1973 case ROE V. WADE (410 U.S. 113, 93 S. Ct. 705, 35 L. Ed. 2d 147). With time, the conflict between those who differed on the answers to these questions, and the interpretation of these rights, became more intense and at times even violent.