On January 23, 1973, seven unelected men on the U.S. Supreme Court brushed aside the constitutional Separation of Powers and invented a “constitutional” right to abortion. By issuing the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions the Court invalidated, the properly passed abortion laws in all 50 states and made, in all practicality, abortion on demand the law of the land.
In Roe v Wade the Court declared the right to an abortion absolute during the three months of pregnancy and invalidated any limitations on abortion for the rest of the pregnancy if the woman’s “health” was endangered.
In Doe v. Bolton the Court made the definition of “health” so broad that a woman feeling upset about her pregnancy could claim a “health” reason for the full nine months of pregnancy. That is why the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee observed on June 8, 1982, that “no significant barrier … exists today … for a woman to obtain an abortion for any reason during any stage of her pregnancy.” Moreover, Doe v Bolton invalidated all requirements to have abortions performed in hospitals. The Court thus provided the legal basis for establishing the abortion industry’s free-standing clinics.