Skip to comments.Jane Roe: Overturn Roe vs. Wade
Posted on 01/17/2005 10:34:53 PM PST by TBP
Norma McCorvey, who was "Jane Roe" in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that overturned all laws prohibiting abortion, will hold a press conference Tuesday, January 18, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time to say that she is filing what is known as a Motion 60 brief to overturn the decision. She announced this Monday night on Fox News Channel's "Hannity and Colmes." Her request rests on federal rules that allow an original party to request a ruling be vacated when factual and legal changes make the decision no longer just.
McCorvey claims to have the testimony of over 1,000 women who claim to have been hurt by abortion, saying that the emotional, physical, and psychological effects of their abortions were devastating to them.
McCorvey said that if there had been the technology that we have now, such as sonograms, she believes that the Roe decision might have been differently decided. She also cited the increased knowledge of the damaging effects abortion has on women's physical and mental health. McCorvey noted new technology that dramatically increases the viablility of the unborn child. New laws that allow "safe haven" for women to leave their babies relieve them of the obligation of raising a child they cannot raise, McCorvey's motion notes.
According to McCorvey's lawyer, Allan Parker, the motion, filed under "Rule 60", will ask the Supreme Court to vacate the Roe ruling -- "set it aside as if it never happened," according to Parker. If the motion is successful, this would put the power to regulate abortions back in the hands of the states.
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