Friday, January 28, 2005
On this day:

Roe v. Wade at 32

A little explanation about the cartoon: January 22 marked the 32nd anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned virtually every state law prohibiting abortion. The tie to the infamous Dred Scott v. Sandford case is a concept known as "substantive due process". The Roe decision was based on the same heretical interpretation of "due process" as Dred Scott was.

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Update: I know the pic is a bit hard to see. The teacher is saying "Class, allow me to recognize today's star student." The blackboard reads "January 22, 1973." The girl's paper (graded an A+) has her name at the top..."Roe Wade." The nameplate on the teacher's desk reads "Dr. Ed Scott." The writing on the back of the girl's desk says "Penumbra wuz here" and "Emma Nation Class of '73."