Minnesota Legislators Want to Honor Author of Roe v. Wade

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 24, 2013   |   4:53PM   |   St. Paul, MN

Minnesota state legislators are coming under fire for legislation that would create a bust of former Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun and place it in the state legislature. 

Earlier today Senators Dibble, Latz, Bonoff and Pappas introduced a bill (SF 105) to have a bust made of U. S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun to be placed on the second floor of our Capitol. Blackmun is responsible for the Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade that legalized the killing of innocent unborn children nationwide.

The major pro-life group in the state is not happy with the idea of honoring the man who authored the Roe v. Wade opinion that led to nearly 56 million abortions. Scott Fischbach, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Executive Director, told LifeNews:

“Legislation introduced today (S.F. 105) to place a bust of former Justice Harry Blackmun, author of the infamous 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion on demand, ought to be rejected by the Legislature.

“Placing a statue of the individual who wrote the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized the killing of more than half a million unborn children in Minnesota is extremist and divisive. The newly elected leadership in the Legislature has stated that they want to focus on jobs and education for the people of our state — not placing statues of extremists that divide Minnesotans in Capitol alcoves.



“We have myriad problems in this state that the Legislature should be addressing for the people of our state. Spending one minute on decorating the Capitol is just plain wrong.”