A woman has the right to determine when and whether she will bear a child. That right – first established by the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade in 1973 – was reaffirmed on Monday when the court struck down a law that placed obstacles in front of Texas women who wanted to get an abortion.
The discovery of gold in California 168 years ago ignited a fabled rush of gold seekers from every corner of the globe. Those who sought gold usually failed. The big money was made by those who catered to miners’ needs and desires.