Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Norma McCorvey, whose protest of Texas' abortion ban led to the 1973 ruling (Roe v. Wade) now regrets her part in the case and petitions the court to re-hear the case in light of evidence that the procedure may harm women. "Now we know so much more, and I plead with the court to listen for witnesses and re-evaluate Roe v. Wade," said McCorvey, the woman once known as "Jane Roe."
The article points out that two lower courts threw out McCorvey's request last year and reminds readers that at least three justices, including Rehnquist, have said Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided and should be overturned. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (news - web sites) judge Edith H. Jones criticized the abortion ruling and said new medical evidence may well show undue harm to a mother and her fetus.
Have anti-abortion groups been hounding this woman for 32 years, so now she's brainwashed into thinking that she didn't need those silly reproductive rights after all?