HOUSTON, TX – Four decades after the legalization of Roe v. Wade, the controversy continues. The Galleria Mall was the ring for yet another match between those against abortion and those who are pro-choice. In one corner, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast had its meeting at the Westin Galleria to commemorate Roe v. Wade.
“This is a deeply complex decision for a woman and no one else can make that decision for her,” said Alejandra Diaz, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.
In the other corner, demonstrators from the Houston Coalition For Life brought their signs to protest against the event.
“We’re here praying for God’s grace and mercy that our nation will have a change of heart and recall abortion,” said from the other side Julia Holcomb, spokesperson for Silent No More Campaign.
In 1973 the Court ruled 7-2 that it’s the woman’s right to decide whether or not to have an abortion, but at the same time regulated that this right must be balanced against the interests of protecting prenatal life and women’s health.
Roe v. Wade, forty years later, is still at the center of the debate.