A milestone for Women in the U.S. that’s still a point of argument 40 years later.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: Roe v. Wade report – Jan. 22, 1973
Forty years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that made a Woman’s right whether or not to choose to have an Abortion a legal right. Prior to this time it was illegal for a doctor to perform an Abortion under any circumstances, and those Women who chose to have an Abortion were forced to pursue methods that were not only unsafe, they were often times deadly.
But since this day 40 years ago, the debate continues to rage. The question of a Woman’s right to choose the destiny of her own body seems to have come into question by those, not with the proper physical parts to make that decision, who would like to revert back to the old days and dark ages. And those people, many of them, have taken it upon themselves to resort to violence under the somewhat hypocritical banner of “Right to Life”. An Epic Fail of logic . . . just sayin’.
Here is that initial report as broadcast over The NBC Nightly News for January 22, 1973.
Overnight, notices went up all over.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: BBC News – August 31, 1939
Despite opinion in some circles that war could be avoided, preparations were put in high gear for what was the inevitable. Here is the 5:30 pm newscast from the BBC World Service on August 31, 1939. The latest assessment of German reaction, preparations for war and the evacuation of children from cities and industrial centers where aerial bombing would be likely.
All in all, not an optimistic day in history.
House Judiciary Committee on Impeachment – Getting together to cross t’s, dot i’s and cross fingers.
Clink on the link right here: Judiciary Committee Day 6, July 30, 1974
This July 30th in 1974 was day 6 of the House Judiciary Committee Hearings on Articles of Impeachment over the Watergate scandal that had gripped the Nixon White House for the better part of a year.
Regarded as a historic action, the Judiciary Committee spent the previous six days debating and finally voting on those articles of Impeachment recommended to the House for further debate and vote.
Articles voted in favor to be up for debate on the House floor included:
28-10 approving an article of recommendations of Impeachment against a President to The House.
27-11 approved an article charging obstruction of Justice in the alleged Watergate cover-up.
28-10 approving an article alleging failure to see that laws were faithfully executed and the abuse of the rights of private citizens.
21-17 adopted the views that a failure to comply with Committee’s subpoenas for tapes and documents is, by itself, an impeachable offense.
Articles voted down or not considered impeachable offenses:
12-26 Voted down a proposed article having to do with the secret bombing of Cambodia.
12-26 Voted down a proposition that income tax fraud and the illegally received emoluments from the government were not impeachable offenses.
And the hits just kept on comin’.
As it was reported by CBS Radio News for July 30, 1974.