January 9, 1996: Idaho Chooses Life is registered as a political action committee with the State of Idaho.
January 9, 1979: The Supreme Court strikes down a Pennsylvania law requiring doctors to use the abortion method most likely to save the life of a preborn child who might be viable. The legal pontiffs declare the law to be “vague” and an infringement upon the professional judgment of abortionists.
January 22, 1973: The U.S. Supreme Court issues its landmark rulings (Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton) which together create a new constitutional right to abortion, under the guise of “privacy”. In its stunning assault on human life and legal traditions regarding the protection of preborn children, seven members of the Court, led by Justice Harry Blackmun, relied heavily upon a previous Court ruling (Griswold v. Connecticut) dealing with a right to contraceptives.
While Blackmun went to great lengths to concoct a 3-trimester system of regulating abortion (a strategy called “judicial legislation” by Justice William Rhenquist), the holdings of Doe v. Bolton regarding “health exceptions” created a practical right to abortion throughout the entire pregnancy.
January 22, 1975: The first national “March for Life” is held in Washington, D.C. to protest the imposition of legalized killing of America’s preborn children. An estimated 25,000 people attend.
January 13, 1977: In confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate, HEW nominee Joseph Califano promises to work to restrict or even bar abortions under all federal health programs, including Medicaid. (A promise yet to be fulfilled).
January 30, 1984: In a speech renewing his call for a national constitutional amendment to end abortion, President Ronald Reagan compared the pro-Life movement with the struggle to end slavery.