Word of the Day
Numinous NOO-muh-nus (adjective) Supernatural, mysterious; filled with a sense of the presence of divinity; holy; appealing to the higher emotions or to the aesthetic sense; spiritual — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Roe v. Wade
Want to learn more about the landmark Roe v. Wade case? Head to this website, which has a wealth of documents on the case, including reports of the official decision.
Number to Know
1973: Year on this date when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Roe v. Wade case.
This Day in History
Jan. 22, 1984: The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous “1984” television commercial.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Journey singer Steve Perry (64)
“We acknowledge our awareness of the sensitive and emotional nature of the abortion controversy; of the vigorous opposing views, even among physicians. ... The right of personal privacy includes the abortion decision, but this right is not unqualified and must be considered against important state interests in regulation.” — Justice Harry A. Blackmun, writing the majority opinion on Roe v. Wade.
“At the heart of the controversy in these cases are those recurring pregnancies that pose no danger whatsoever to the life or health of the mother but are, nevertheless, unwanted. ... I find nothing in the language or history of the Constitution to support the court’s judgment. The court simply fashions and announces a new constitutional right for pregnant women. — Justice Byron R. White, writing the dissenting opinion on Roe v. Wade.