clarke-forsytheSuch promises as reduced maternal mortality, divorce and spousal abuse, and the disappearance of “back-alley” abortionists have not materialized.

… [P]rior to the court’s ruling, leading medical associations had been warned about abortion’s many and serious risks. But the Supreme Court, in its 7-2 decisions, simply ignored them. Instead the justices relied, for example, on a flawed 1961 report supposedly attesting to the safety of abortion that was repeated so often it became a mantra. The court swallowed it wholesale….