Both Women Whose Court Cases Legalized U.S. Abortions Now Appealing
Cano says her case was based on lies and deception
SPRINGFIELD, IL, August
26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The two women who asked the Supreme
Court to strike down state laws restricting access to abortion in 1973
are now asking the Supreme Court to reverse those rulings.
Sandra Cano, the "Mary Doe" of the Doe v. Bolton, case is filing her
motion to set aside that ruling today in Atlanta. "I'm going back to
court to right a wrong," said Cano. "Abortion has hurt millions of
women," she said, "and I regret my role." A similar motion by Norma
McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe v Wade, was already filed this past
June. Her motion is currently pending before the Court of Appeals of
the 5th Circuit.
Cano and McCorvey both regret their individual roles in Doe and Roe
and seek to reverse their cases which brought abortion on demand and
its tragic effects to America. McCorvey's motion to reverse Roe, filed
June 17, 2003, is on appeal to the Court of Appeals for the 5th
Circuit and headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
"The truth is that I did not seek or want an abortion. I was young,
uninformed, and in a difficult situation," Cano said. "Not once in the
process was I given an opportunity to speak, and no judge or attorney
in court asked me how I felt about abortion," she said. Cano says her
case was based on lies and deception.
Cano and McCorvey were originally brought before the Supreme Court as
women who needed abortions in order to protect or improve their lives.
Now they return to the Supreme Court as representatives of the women
who have been exploited and injured by the abortion industry. McCorvey
once worked at an abortion clinic and now believes, with Cano, that
abortion is a safety hazard, not a safety net.
Over 1,000 women who have suffered severe physical and/or emotional
problems related to their abortions have provided sworn statements in
support of Cano and McCorvey's motions. "We're standing with Sandra
Cano in saying the Doe decision was a mistake. We now have conclusive
evidence that abortion is physically dangerous and emotionally
devastating," said Dianne Donaudy. "It harms women. Each of us deeply
regrets having an abortion. We want the public, especially women, to
know the truth about the tragic and harmful consequences of abortion,"
To view the Doe press kit, legal documents, scientific research and
some of the more than 1,000 affidavits, please visit
Charbel for Life
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