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We know the Roe effect has arrived now that Mad magazine has recognized it. The humor mag’s March issue has a comic strip (not available online; on page 24 of the magazine) that depicts a mother and daughter having the following dialogue (emphasis omitted):
Daughter: I’m going to a pro-choice rally.
Mother: Really? You know, when I found out I was pregnant with you I actually considered having an abortion.
Mother: But I couldn’t find a doctor, because back then abortion was outlawed.
Daughter: Why are you telling me this now?
Mother: Because if abortion was legal then, you wouldn’t be around to go to the pro-choice rally today!
The girl in the Mad strip appears to be no more than 20, which means in real life she actually would have been aborted, since abortion has been legal everywhere in America for at least 32 years. Imagine how big those pro-choice rallies would have been in the absence of Roe v. Wade.