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'Roe' files to overturn high-court ruling
WorldNetDaily ^ | June 17, 2003 | Art Moore

Posted on 06/16/2003 10:33:40 PM PDT by scripter

The woman known as "Roe" in the historic Supreme Court case that legalized abortion is filing a motion in federal court today to overturn the 1973 decision.

The Roe v. Wade ruling should be set aside because of changes in law and new research that make the prior decision "no longer just," argues Allan E. Parker, Jr., lead attorney for the San Antonio, Texas-based Justice Foundation.


Norma McCorvey

Parker is representing the former "Jane Roe," Norma McCorvey, who has the right to petition for reopening the case because she was party to the original litigation.

McCorvey announced in 1995 she had become a Christian and now has a pro-life ministry called Roe No More.

"I long for the day that justice will be done and the burden from all of these deaths will be removed from my shoulders," McCorvey said in a statement. "I want to do everything in my power to help women and their children. The issue is justice for women, justice for the unborn, and justice for what is right."

McCorvey will ask for a reversal of the judgment today at the Dallas federal court.

In an interview with WorldNetDaily two years ago, McCorvey said she was "used" by pro-abortion attorneys in their quest to legalize the procedure.

Seeking an abortion at the age of 21, McCorvey made up a story that she had been raped. She was put in touch with two attorneys who aimed to challenge the Texas abortion statute.

"Plain and simple, I was used," she said. "I was a nobody to them. They only needed a pregnant woman to use for their case, and that is it. They cared, not about me, but only about legalizing abortion. Even after the case, I was never respected – probably because I was not an Ivy League-educated, liberal feminist like they were."

New evidence

Parker notes the Supreme Court has overturned its own precedents, citing the 1997 Agostini v. Felton decision in which the high court used a post-judgment motion by a party to overturn two 12-year-old precedents.

The legal question in the case, he said, is, "Is it just to continue giving Roe v. Wade future application?"

He asserts three major arguments for reopening and overturning the case:

"The result of granting the motion would be to set aside and annul Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, its companion case," Parker explained. "This would return the issue of protecting women and children to the people with Baby Moses laws serving as a safety net."

Parker and McCorvey will appear at a press conference in Dallas today along with women who will testify of abortion's harmful effects in their lives.

Ominous warning

Meanwhile, a leading abortion-rights group, NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, has launched a $3 million ad campaign to warn of a day when the Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade.

The group says the campaign coincides with recent passage of the partial-birth abortion ban by Congress and potential retirements by Supreme Court justices.

"Together these spots serve as a stark reminder of what could happen if we don't stop this tidal wave of anti-choice activity that is emanating right out of our own White House," said NARAL Pro-Choice America President Kate Michelman in a statement.


NARAL television ad

One 15-second television commercial opens with ominous music and a woman who looks in horror at a newspaper headline that reads: "Abortion outlawed, Court overturns right to choose."

The ads have begun airing on cable channels but will be shown on broadcast stations in three key states in two weeks. Iowa, Wisconsin and Oregon were chosen because they were narrowly decided in the 2000 presidential election.

During the 2000 presidential election campaign, then-President Bill Clinton said he expected Roe v. Wade to be overturned if George W. Bush won.

"If Gov. Bush gets elected, he'll appoint judges more like the ones appointed by the ... Reagan and Bush administrations," Clinton said in a National Public Radio interview. "And if they get two to four appointments on the Supreme Court, I think Roe v. Wade will be repealed."

Speculation has arisen in the last several years about departures by Rehnquist, 78, Sandra Day O'Connor, 73, and John Paul Stevens, 83.

Rehnquist has been the focus of most of the attention. But his recent decisions to hire staff for the court's next annual term, beginning in the fall, and to schedule an important hearing Sept. 8 suggest he will not be leaving soon.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: janeroe; mccorvey; normamccorvey; pavone; pfl; roe; roevwade
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1 posted on 06/16/2003 10:33:41 PM PDT by scripter
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To: Guenevere
fyi
2 posted on 06/16/2003 10:36:28 PM PDT by kayak (Do not bet against the success of freedom. - GWB 5/9/03)
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To: Alamo-Girl; backhoe; Woahhs; Victoria Delsoul; William Wallace; f.Christian; Bryan; aristeides; ...
(((PING))))))
3 posted on 06/16/2003 10:47:17 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote Life Support for others.)
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To: Coleus
Let me return the favor.FYI.

4 posted on 06/16/2003 10:48:53 PM PDT by exit82 ( All I have needed, Thy hand has provided. Great is Thy faithfulness,Lord,unto me.)
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To: scripter
Probably one of the best things that could happen is to have this thing overturned in the next session. It would immediately stun the dems. What would they use as a litmus test if Roe v Wade has already been overturned?
5 posted on 06/16/2003 10:50:06 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: MHGinTN; exit82; kayak
Thanks for the pings. I was looking through previous related threads to find folks to ping. Since many of those I found are already on your lists I don't have to worry about it. Thanks.
6 posted on 06/16/2003 10:52:15 PM PDT by scripter
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To: scripter
Norma,
some "pandora's boxes" are harder to close than to open.
7 posted on 06/16/2003 10:57:49 PM PDT by goodseedhomeschool
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To: scripter
One 15-second television commercial opens with ominous music and a woman who looks in horror at a newspaper headline that reads: "Abortion outlawed, Court overturns right to choose."

If I saw that I wouldn't be horrified, I'd be thrilled. Me thinks NARAL's ad will not be received as they anticipate.

8 posted on 06/16/2003 10:58:31 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: scripter
It was my pleasure. Thank you for posting the article!
9 posted on 06/16/2003 11:06:04 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote Life Support for others.)
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To: firebrand
FYI
10 posted on 06/16/2003 11:08:01 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: McGavin999
Since first learning the truth of how Roe came to be decided, it has always shocked me that the court could make such a fiat ruling based on lies and false data and false witness to the court, yet when the truth is revealed to the nation the court refuses to take upon themselves to set the ruling aside as speciously argued!
11 posted on 06/16/2003 11:09:05 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote Life Support for others.)
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To: scripter
You're welcome.
I've met Norma McCorvey==she is very sweet, and she is serious about righting her role in Roe vs Wade.

Roe is based on a lie. It was also used by an activist Supreme Court to overturn abortion laws in 50 states and replace it with a law of their own creation, a role they are not allowed under the Constitution.

If Roe vs Wade was overtunred, states could then fashion their own abortion laws, and the ridiculous law of trimesters could go to the dustbin of history.
12 posted on 06/16/2003 11:09:45 PM PDT by exit82 ( All I have needed, Thy hand has provided. Great is Thy faithfulness,Lord,unto me.)
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To: scripter
The souless ghouls at NARAL actually opposed the "Born Alive Protection Act."
13 posted on 06/16/2003 11:09:52 PM PDT by dagnabbit
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To: drstevej; CARepubGal; RnMomof7; CCWoody; Wrigley; Delphinium; Revelation 911; ksen; Jean Chauvin; ..
FRC FYI ping.
14 posted on 06/16/2003 11:10:14 PM PDT by scripter
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To: MHGinTN
I could be wrong on this Mike, but I don't believe the court can initiate any case. That would have to be done by the AG or one of the injured parties. It's good to see that Roe is taking it upon herself to get this going.

The dems have been using R v W to bash republican nominees over the head for the past decade and have really been using it lately. It would be truely funny if the court heard this on a fast-track basis and ruled immediately. It would completely take the wind out of the sails of the philibuster.

15 posted on 06/16/2003 11:12:38 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
The left has done a great job at getting people to believe that if RvW gets overturned abortions become illegal.
16 posted on 06/16/2003 11:16:44 PM PDT by Bogey78O (check it out... http://freepers.zill.net/users/bogey78o_fr/puppet.swf)
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To: MHGinTN
I'm not usually involved with abortion threads and just found this: Silent Scream. Back in the late 70s or early 80s I was pro-choice. Then I saw some films on abortion, one of which, I believe, was The Silent Scream. After that I started reading and realized the pro-life position was the only position I could hold.
17 posted on 06/16/2003 11:18:46 PM PDT by scripter
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To: MHGinTN
Since first learning the truth of how Roe came to be decided, it has always shocked me that the court could make such a fiat ruling based on lies and false data and false witness to the court, yet when the truth is revealed to the nation the court refuses to take upon themselves to set the ruling aside as speciously argued!

EXACTLY .. that whole case was one huge lie .. but yet it's made the law of the land

What ever happen to Truth and Justice?

18 posted on 06/16/2003 11:21:09 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: scripter

The face of NOW the day after it's overturned


19 posted on 06/16/2003 11:22:17 PM PDT by chance33_98 (www.hannahmore.com -- Shepherd Of Salisbury Plain is online, more to come! (my website))
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To: MHGinTN; Coleus; Remedy; nickcarraway; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; ...
This thirtieth year of killing appears to be more than just an anniversary milestone of the holocaust. There are many related events/things happening. It seems in some ways that there is more momentum on the side of life.

"The path which moved us from civilization to savagery occurred on January 22, 1973"
John Powell S.J. Abortion: the Silent Holocaust

20 posted on 06/16/2003 11:23:35 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (“My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6)
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To: scripter
Bump
21 posted on 06/16/2003 11:24:50 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (~~~ http://www.ourgangnet.net ~~~~~)
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To: scripter
Yes, it is a matter of an individual taking a stand, once again. Can Roe fix what she broke and could not care for in the first place?
22 posted on 06/16/2003 11:28:13 PM PDT by JudgemAll
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To: Bogey78O
I've met a few people on the right who think the same thing. Mind you, not as many, but still a few.
23 posted on 06/16/2003 11:33:55 PM PDT by Dimensio (Sometimes I doubt your committment to Sparkle Motion!)
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To: scripter
After that I started reading and realized the pro-life position was the only position I could hold.

A while back .. I had a conversation with a neighbor .. after talking awhile, I realized that he had no idea what PBA was ..

After I explained it to him, he had a totally different opinion then

24 posted on 06/16/2003 11:35:01 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: dagnabbit
The souless ghouls at NARAL actually opposed the "Born Alive Protection Act."

I remember reading something about that. Here's a link that mentiones NARALs opposition.

25 posted on 06/16/2003 11:37:20 PM PDT by scripter
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To: MHGinTN
Thanks for the heads up!
26 posted on 06/16/2003 11:39:08 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Mo1; Khepera
I didn't know much about PBA myself until last year or the year before that. You've probably seen this before, but just in case... I think it was Freeper Khepera who posted the following when I first saw it:


27 posted on 06/16/2003 11:41:25 PM PDT by scripter
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To: scripter
Yes I have seen it .. I also watched the Senate Debate on PBA before it was passed

Hellary fought against it big time .. I was very proud in the way Senator Santorum handled himself with her ..

28 posted on 06/16/2003 11:46:00 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: Mo1
I used to watch the debate in college. It's one of the reasons why I lost respects for the Dems.

The Republican congressman who was a doctor got up and gave a well reasoned medically based argument then Barney Frank got up and just spouted off some cockneyed demagoguery.
29 posted on 06/16/2003 11:55:36 PM PDT by Bogey78O (check it out... http://freepers.zill.net/users/bogey78o_fr/puppet.swf)
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To: scripter
Here is a thread with the transcript of that debate

TRANSCRIPT: Senator Rick Santorum and Senator Hillary Clinton discussing Partial Birth Abortion

30 posted on 06/16/2003 11:55:45 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: scripter
The Real Story about Jane Doe
31 posted on 06/17/2003 12:01:29 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: scripter
Parker's timing is questionable. The current makeup of the SCOTUS could rule to continue Roe v Wade.

However, should we get Bush to install 2 or more new replacement Justices, we can be assured that Roe v Wade is reversed.

But now because of Parker, we have to worry if the Court will review Roe prior to us having new Justices, leaving us with another 30 years before another review occurs.

Too risky to be called smart, but perhaps passionate would qualify...

32 posted on 06/17/2003 12:06:14 AM PDT by Southack (Media bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: scripter
Priests for Life -- check out the constantly changing number for Number of babies killed by abortion since January 22, 1973

Scroll down to the middle of the page.

33 posted on 06/17/2003 12:06:55 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Mo1; Salvation
Thanks, you two.
34 posted on 06/17/2003 12:07:03 AM PDT by scripter
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To: scripter
It takes a Texan to own up to haveing done something ad then to set out to set it right. That takes real guts.
35 posted on 06/17/2003 12:07:36 AM PDT by fella
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To: scripter
Man just pray to God that this horrible piece of legislation is overturned.

I think many of us will be celebrating once this Holocaust is finally over. What a terrible stain on the history of our great nation, some day it will likely be viewed the same way slavery is viewed today, which is the way it should be viewed incidently.


36 posted on 06/17/2003 12:20:20 AM PDT by Jonez712 (I <3 America)
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To: scripter; Mo1; Salvation; MHGinTN
I just visited http://www.silentscream.org/

There are two death counters, one for the US and one for:

Global count--Number of babies surgically aborted in the world since 1-22-73

1.347 Billion.

The global count adds about 1 every second.

It says that these numbers are based on statistical data from http://www.HLI.org and http://www.nrlc.org .

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke 1770

37 posted on 06/17/2003 12:33:59 AM PDT by cpforlife.org (“My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6)
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To: Jonez712
"Never, never will we desist till we. . . extinguish every trace of this bloody traffic, of which our posterity, looking back to the history of these enlightened times will scarce believe that it has been suffered to exist so long a disgrace and dishonor to this country"

William Wilberforce:
Member of Parliament who led the fight for the abolition of slavery in Great Britain.

38 posted on 06/17/2003 12:38:37 AM PDT by cpforlife.org (“My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6)
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To: scripter
"Abortion outlawed, Court overturns right to choose murder without consequence."
39 posted on 06/17/2003 1:17:34 AM PDT by Djarum
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To: scripter
Pray for Norma.


40 posted on 06/17/2003 2:41:13 AM PDT by ppaul
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To: MHGinTN
BTTT!!!!!
41 posted on 06/17/2003 3:03:54 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.
-- The Roe decision was a finacial windfall for the morally bankrupt greedy leftists:

-- The ACLU has reaped billions in court-ordered legal fees for it's lawyers.

-- Physicians discovered a quick and dirty way to perform abortions production line style and bill the U.S. taxpayer for their Mercedes, mansions, and extragant lifestyles.

-- Democrat politicians collected billions in "excess" election campaign "contributions" and were allowed to keep the "excess" for "personal use"; now, of course, the HRCs and others distribute their campaign funds into various payolas for other lib pols and much more for "future political uses and campaigns".

-- How sweet it is, the blood of unborn babies, changed from blood into dollars...
42 posted on 06/17/2003 3:28:59 AM PDT by autoresponder (SOME CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH...THE NYT ESPECIALLY!)
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To: anniegetyourgun
My testimony:

I was 19 and pregnant by my live-in boyfriend, 10 years older than me. He said he would leave if I kept the baby. I felt my body transforming, my tummy getting round, my breasts changing. Planned Parenthood, the only place I knew to go, said, "Your pregnancy test is positive, but 'positive' is all in your perspective, isn't it?" They figured I was 8 weeks pregnant, but later said I was further along than what they had guessed. They assured me it was just a blob of tissue, confirming what I had been taught in health class at school. I wanted to have children, and I was assured by the counselors that I could always have a baby later, when I was 'ready' for one. I chose abortion knowing nothing of what it was other than a way to keep my boyfriend. He brought me to the abortion clinic and paid for the abortion.

One year later I had to have an ovary and fallopian tube removed because of a cyst "the size of a baby's head," according to the doctor. It had formed around "pieces of hair, like eyebrows, and skin." A year after that I became pregnant again. Because of the scar tissue left behind by the abortion and subsequent cyst, my baby was trapped in my one remaining fallopian tube. I had married the boyfriend by this time, but he still didn't want the baby. Without knowing this pregnancy was 'eptopic' I decided to carry to term, despite my husband's objections. The doctor didn't diagnose the problem until 10 weeks into the pregnancy, when I was in the emergency room puking my guts out. The baby had to be removed to save my life.

I am now completely sterile.

43 posted on 06/17/2003 3:29:02 AM PDT by .30Carbine (I will be praying for Norma.)
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To: autoresponder
"extravagant"

-- some sleep every few days might help but the candle burns down so very quickly...

44 posted on 06/17/2003 3:35:14 AM PDT by autoresponder (SOME CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH...THE NYT ESPECIALLY!)
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To: scripter
God is at work.
45 posted on 06/17/2003 3:43:38 AM PDT by SkyPilot ("Don't believe everything you read in the newspapers." ----- Jayson Blair)
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To: Southack
"Parker's timing is questionable."

Don't think this will reach the Supremes for another year or two.
Remember, God's timing is perfect.

46 posted on 06/17/2003 3:51:48 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is a war room".)
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To: ppaul
this lettle peanut made it


47 posted on 06/17/2003 3:52:21 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: Bogey78O
#29..The Republican congressman who was a doctor....is my congressman, and he is every bit as intelligent, honest, sincere, caring and genuine as he appeared when you watched him.

He's always been pro-life....and is well respected in our county, where he lives, when he's not in Washington.

48 posted on 06/17/2003 4:39:22 AM PDT by Guenevere (...a Florida resident for almost 30 years!!)
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To: scripter; MHGinTN
Thanks for the post, ping.
49 posted on 06/17/2003 4:39:38 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: kayak
Thanks Kay.....I appreciate it.
50 posted on 06/17/2003 4:43:25 AM PDT by Guenevere (...a Florida resident for almost 30 years!!)
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