Today marked the 41st anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. Tom Curry from NBC News correctly states, "it is a decision that continues to be a powerful motivator for voters 41 years later." Presidents are no longer elected based on economic issues but social and moral ones. Daniel Cox, research director at the Public Religion Research Institute in Washington mentions, "Abortion has been the heart of the culture war debate for years, and we talk about it synonymously."
Within 35 feet of an abortion clinic, anti-abortionists persuade women to not go through with their abortion. They defend their counseling by saying it is their First Amendment right.