BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It's been 40 years since the Supreme Court paved the way for women to legally have an abortion with the court's landmark ruling in the Roe v. Wade case.
In a 7-2 split, the court set the stage for an issue that to this day evokes powerful emotions on both sides. At Bangor Baptist Church, Pastor Jerry Mick spoke this past Sunday to his congregation about the sanctity of life. He say this is an issue that the pro life movement will continue to fight.
"Often times in our culture we wonder why this particular thing hasn't been invented or why this disease hasn't been taken care of and maybe one of those babies that was aborted had some answers for us and would have been a great benefit to our society," Mick said.
Meanwhile on the other side of the Queen City at the Mabel Wadsworth Center, which provides abortion services, they are grateful that the court ruled the way it did back in 1973.
"We are very pleased it's been 40 years of abortion being legal in the United States and we are also very pleased with the way the state of Maine has handled it," explained Ruth Lockhart, the executive director of the Mabel Wadsworth Center.
The Center Provides abortion services and prenatal care for pregnant women. The Bangor Baptist Church has a Christian Residential Maternity home for young pregnant mothers called the Shepherd's Godparent Home. It provides counseling, housing, medical care, and other services