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Old 06-17-2003, 09:14 PM   #1
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Roe from Roe V. Wade Files Motion to Overturn Ruling

(AP) The former plaintiff known as "Jane Roe" in the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion sought to have the case overturned in a motion filed Tuesday that asks the courts to consider new evidence that abortion hurts women.

Norma McCorvey, who joined the anti-abortion fight nearly 10 years ago and says she regrets her role in Roe v. Wade, said the Supreme Court's decision is no longer valid because scientific and anecdotal evidence that has come to light in the last 30 years has shown the negative effects of abortion.

"We're getting our babies back," a jubilant McCorvey said at a news conference while flanked by about 60 women, some who sobbed and held signs that read "I regret my abortion."

"I feel like the weight of the world has just been lifted off my shoulders," said McCorvey, 55.

Sarah Weddington, the abortion advocate and attorney who originally represented McCorvey, did not immediately return a call seeking comment. A representative from the National Organization for Women also did not immediately return a message.

Allen Parker Jr., McCorvey's attorney, said he could not remember any other landmark case in which the plaintiff has asked to have it overturned.

"I think the new evidence will show the court what they thought was good will turn out to be an instrument of wrong," said Parker, who is with the San Antonio-based Texas Justice Foundation.

McCorvey filed the motion with the federal district court in Dallas, which ruled to legalize abortion in Texas before the Supreme Court ruling. The Texas attorney general's office and Dallas district attorney each have 20 days to respond to the motion.

McCorvey and her attorneys asked the federal court to consider more than 5,400 pages of evidence, including 1,000 affidavits from women who say they regret their abortions.

McCorvey was a 21-year-old carnival barker when, pregnant for the third time, she sought an abortion. She agreed to be the plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking to overturn Texas' anti-abortion statute.

The Supreme Court decision came after she had the baby. It was the third child she put up for adoption. McCorvey publicly identified herself as Jane Roe in 1980.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/...in559102.shtml
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Link to the 10 page Affidavit:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/mccorvey1.html
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Old 06-17-2003, 09:24 PM   #4
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Isn't this just stupid grandstanding?


What if Brown became a Black separatist?

Should segregation be brought back?

Should we overturn Brown v. Board of Education
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Bingo.
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The motion will likely fail. It does, however, raise questions the abortion industry would rather keep quiet.
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I think the evidence is circumstantial and irrelevent, at best.

"McCorvey and her attorneys asked the federal court to consider more than 5,400 pages of evidence, including 1,000 affidavits from women who say they regret their abortions."

"Evidence." I'm guessing "evidence" that says women really don't want their abortions. That's fine and all, but I don't see how that changes any of the legal and constitutional issues that legalized abortion to begin with.

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But plenty of women wanted their abortions, too.

Can we get some affidavits from them?
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Re: Roe from Roe V. Wade Files Motion to Overturn Ruling

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"We're getting our babies back," a jubilant McCorvey said
What?

How do you spell melodrama?
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Isn't this just stupid grandstanding?
What if Brown became a Black separatist?
Should segregation be brought back?
Should we overturn Brown v. Board of Education
The two issues are nothing alike. Nothing.
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I think the evidence is circumstantial and irrelevent, at best.

The FDA has banned things for lesser reasons. Politics kept abortion free from scrutiny.
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It's been long known that "Roe" was a nut case, she's tried this stunt before.
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Exactly how long has it been known that Norma McCorvey is a "nut case"? What is your proof that she is a "nut case".
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I'm sure some feel she became a nut case when she was born again.
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We can debate her sanity all day long, and we can debate the relative safety of abortions all day long, too. It boils down to this: My freedoms should not be limited because someone else is unhappy with a choice she was allowed to make. So she's sorry. Then don't have another abortion.
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