MFI believes that abortion is a crime against both the pre-born child and the mother. The legalization of abortion by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 is one of the most egregious cases of judicial activism this country has ever seen. In addition, it has resulted in an astronomical increase in the number of abortions and a non-ending contentious public debate. Abortion involves the violent and intentional ending of a human life, while the mother can experience untold physical, psychological and emotional complications.