Every January, on or near the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision to legalize abortion, WORLD reviews pro-life progress and regress over the previous year.

 
Hope for the unchosen
2018

Hope for the unchosen

Chances for life seem slim for thousands of tiny embryos frozen in storage or subjected to questionable tests meant to weed out ‘misfits.’ But some advocates and families are on a mission to rescue these unborn babies from an uncertain fate

Issue date: Jan. 20, 2018

 
Bitter pills
2017

Bitter pills

Increasingly popular but as risky as ever, chemical abortion raises new challenges for the pro-life movement

Issue date: Jan. 21, 201

 
A time for plain speaking
2016

A time for plain speaking

Planned Parenthood benefits from a culture that disguises what the organization truly is and does

Issue date: Jan. 23, 2016

 
Survival of the despised
2015

Survival of the despised

America at its best follows the philosophy of Emma Lazarus over that of Margaret Sanger

Issue date: Jan. 24, 2015

 
<i>Roe</i> at 41
2014

Roe at 41

Perfect ears, perfect God, fallen man

Issue date: Jan. 25, 2014

 
40 years and millions of lives
2013

40 years and millions of lives

Roe v. Wade continues its grim business, but pro-life activity is saving lives, too

Issue date: Jan. 26, 2013

 
Full of Life
2012

Full of life

Revitalized by young activists and growing support, the pro-life movement faces new tensions

Issue date: Jan. 28, 2012

 
Red zone defense
2011

Red zone defense

With our most-observed secular holiday, Super Bowl day, coming this year on Feb. 6, we’re hearing a lot about what happens in “the red zone,” the part of the football field that extends from the 20-yard line to the end zone. Meanwhile, abortion proponents are defending their own bloody red zone against a reinvigorated pro-life movement

Issue date: Jan. 29, 2011

 
A pro-baby wave
2010

A pro-baby wave

Optimistic signs point to a changing abortion debate

Issue date: Jan. 30, 2010

 
Back to the present
2009

Back to the present

Understanding abortion in the past will help us fight it today

Issue date: Jan. 17, 2009

 
The plots thicken
2008

The plots thicken

As Roe v. Wade turns 35, some in Hollywood are changing their minds about “choice,” and it’s showing up on the silver screen

Issue date: Jan. 12, 2008

 
Just how pro are these pro-lifers?
2007

Just how pro are these pro-lifers?

The Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion turns 34 years old this month, just as seven pro-life Democrats join the new majority on Capitol Hill. Here’s what the power shift could mean for the pre-born

Issue date: Jan. 20, 2007

 
What women want
2006

What women want

For 33 years many American women have believed that what’s legal must be OK, only to have their consciences, moments or decades later, tell them differently

Issue date: Jan. 21, 2006

 
Delta force
2005

Delta force

Mississippi pro-life activists’ success in fighting abortion shows not only can some battles be won at the state level, but it can be done with broad bipartisan support

Issue date: Jan. 22, 2005

 
Lawmakers, lawbreakers
2004

Lawmakers, lawbreakers

Even though churches have lost significant influence over society, they do at least retain authority over their own members. A look at churches that are considering the exercise of discipline over pro-abortion politicians

Issue date: Jan. 17, 2004

 
30 years' war
2003

30 years’ war

As Roe turns 30, are medical facts and a determined pro-life movement causing legalized abortion to show its age, or is it just becoming more entrenched? While others debate the question, abortion opponents quietly legislate, litigate, and demonstrate compassion

Issue date: Jan. 18, 2003

 
Holding the line
2002

Holding the line

Senate shifts, terrorist attacks, and biological warfare against the sanctity of human life leave the question: Whatever happened to the abortion issue?

Issue date: Jan. 19, 2002

 
Leaving limbo
2001

Leaving limbo

More kids exit foster care for permanent adoptive families, but pro-lifers hope for more.

Issue date: Jan. 13, 2001

 
Roe2000
2000

Roe2000

Last week was one that pushed Christian and conservative journalists and pro-life leaders to remember biblical injunctions against envy

Issue date: Jan. 22, 2000

 
Abortion: A right that's wrong
1999

Abortion: A right that’s wrong

Even as the abortion culture sinks itself deeper into the fabric of American life, pro-lifers are preparing to mourn the 26th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision, several factors continue to chip away at its acceptability. Political challenges, cultural argument, and compassionate alternatives are slowly but surely helping to form the consensus that abortion is wrong. A look back at abortion in America since the last dark Roe anniversary

Issue date: Jan. 16, 1999

 
One step forward
1998

One step forward

... and one step back: Pro-lifers still face challenges as new as was Roe vs. Wade in 1973

Issue date: Jan. 17, 1998

 
Life worth living
1997

Life worth living

The January 22, 1973, Roe vs. Wade ruling has been a death sentence for 30 million-plus preborn infants in the United States. For 24 years babies have died for any reason and no reason. But in the 1990s, with the development of new genetic tests that can more safely and less expensively diagnose genetic disorders in utero, many young humans are at risk for one very specific reason: They have Down Syndrome

Issue date: Jan. 18, 1997