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Speakers Available: 35 Years After 'Roe' -- Ruling Loses Support When People Learn the Details

Contact: Natalie Bell, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 126


WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- 35 years ago, on January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court handed down one of the most controversial rulings in history, Roe v. Wade. For the most part, support for the decision is surrounded by a lack of knowledge. Much of the public is unaware of the details of Roe.


Concerned Women for America (CWA) along with Focus on the Family, The Alliance Defense Fund and the Family Research Council, created the Roe IQ Test to see how familiar the average American is with the details of this controversial ruling.


The outcome: America flunked. With the average score resulting in 7 out of 12 correct answers, America scored a failing grade of 59%. When individuals learn of the specifics of Roe, the support to overturn the ruling increases.


CWA speakers are available to discuss the Roe IQ Test, as well the March for Life and current lobbying efforts by CWA for federal legislation.


Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America said "The assumption that most people support Roe is not only flawed but flat out wrong.  When people learn the details of Roe, their support declines." Wendy has been a pro-life activist for over 15 years and involved in many U.S. Supreme Court cases involving abortion and free speech. She is a recognized leader in the pro-life movement.


Dr. Janice Crouse, Director and Senior Fellow of Concerned Women for America's Beverly LaHaye Institute, can discuss research and data analysis on current abortion trends.


Matt Barber, Policy Director for Cultural Issues, provides a personal account of how abortion affects men. "Abortion doesn't only hurt women and kill children; it can also deeply wound the men it touches.  I'm sad to say that I know this from personal experience.  Along with the realization that a woman has chosen to end the life you helped to create, comes a profound sense of loss and guilt.  I can't know for sure, but I sometimes imagine my first child was a girl.  Today she would have been about 22 years-old, finishing college, I suspect, ready to take on the world.  Perhaps I'd be walking her down the aisle soon.  I can't know.  I'll never know.  Only God knows.  My child was torn from this world before anyone could know."


Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.