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Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

It's been 37 years since landmark "Roe v. Wade" case



I'd wager to say that if the game show Family Feud posed the question, "What's the most well-known U.S. Mom_cassell Supreme Court case?'' the top answer would be Roe v. Wade. People immediately know it as the case that gave women the constitutional right to abortion.

If you follow politics or watch the news, it's hard to believe the case was decided in 1973. Feelings about abortion are still so raw and openly expressed, regardless of position. What happens to abortion rights in the years and decades to come is far from certain. Pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood don't take it for granted.

So in recognition of the 37th anniversary of the landmark court case, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida is hosting luncheons Wednesday and Thursday in St. Petersburg and Tampa. Call them pep rallies for a woman's continued right to choose.

The organization is bringing in Carol Cassell, pictured above, an author, researcher and social scientist in the areas of love and sex. She'll speak about the need for greater sex education and wider acceptance of contraception. She'll also talk about her upcoming book, Beyond Knocked Up: The Personal Dilemmas
and the Price We All Pay for Unplanned and Unwanted Pregnancies

Cassell promises a frank, and sometimes humorous, discussion about some pretty controversial subjects. She hopes people leave fired up for change. Click here to read a recent interview with her.

-- Susan Thurston, Times mom

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:05am]


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