|Jane Roe (Norma McCorvey)|
|Mary Doe (Sandra Cano)|
The history of abortion is pretty varied in world history. In America it was fairly common from colonial times through the 1700's and into the early 1800's. There were various methods used to produce abortion such as herbs, abortifacient pills that were advertised in newspapers and other devices. Ironically it was the American medical association and doctors in general who worked to outlaw abortions starting in the early 1800's. They felt that it was a violation of their Hippocratic oath. Even the early feminist movement was anti-abortion in the beginning. Such feminist icons as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony for example. The pro-abortion movement began to pick up steam in the early twentieth century due to the efforts of such people as Marie Stopes in England and Margaret Sanger in America. Then in the late 1950's a drug called thalidomide was prescribed to pregnant women as a sedative and to relieve symptoms of morning sickness. This caused hideous deformities in their unborn children. Many in the the medical profession began to jump on the abortion bandwagon.
During the rise of the radical feminist movement in the 1960's the issue of abortion became the cause celebre of the political left. The feminists were looking for a test case to bring before the Supreme Court that would grant women the right of abortion on demand in the United States. The feminists found two unsuspecting women that were very vulnerable and of course these activists were all too willing to exploit them. Norma McCorvey, aka (Jane Roe) was a pregnant 21 year old mother of two, with only a tenth grade education, She couldn't afford a illegal abortion in Texas or a legal abortion in California. Norma tried, unsuccessfully, to get an abortion by making up a story that she had been raped by three men and a woman. Her boyfriend was actually the father. Two feminist lawyers, Linda coffee and Sarah Weddington, took her case through lower courts for three years. Finally they were successful in bringing it before the Supreme Court. Resulting in the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision that invented the concept of a (right to privacy) out of thin air. Two justices dissented, Byron White and William Rehnquist. Byron White, who was a liberal Democrat, wrote the following dissent.
"I find nothing in the language or history of the Constitution to support the Court’s judgment. The Court simply fashions and announces a new constitutional right for pregnant women and, with scarcely any reason or authority for its action, invests that right with sufficient substance to override most existing state abortion statutes. The upshot is that the people and the legislatures of the 50 States are constitutionally disentitled to weigh the relative importance of the continued existence and development of the fetus, on the one hand, against a spectrum of possible impacts on the woman, on the other hand. As an exercise of raw judicial power, the Court perhaps has authority to do what it does today; but, in my view, its judgment is an improvident and extravagant exercise of the power of judicial review that the Constitution extends to this Court."
Jane Roe was not able to have the abortion that she sought and gave her child up for adoption. Over time Norma continued to be exploited by the feminist movement. On the anniversary each year of Roe vs. Wade the feminists would drag her out for publicity shots which were always covered by the mainstream media. She was finally freed from this darkness when she accepted Christ as her savior. Over time she has become a staunch advocate for the pro-life cause and has also been freed from the sin of lesbianism. Since her conversion the mainstream media has virtually ignored her. Should we be surprised? Norma wrote about the moment she realized that abortion was murder. This is from her book (Won By Love). "I was sitting in O.R.’s offices when I noticed a fetal development poster. The progression was so obvious, the eyes were so sweet. It hurt my heart, just looking at them. I ran outside and finally, it dawned on me. ‘Norma’, I said to myself, ‘They’re right’. I had worked with pregnant women for years. I had been through three pregnancies and deliveries myself. I should have known. Yet something in that poster made me lose my breath. I kept seeing the picture of that tiny, 10-week-old embryo, and I said to myself, that’s a baby! It’s as if blinders just fell off my eyes and I suddenly understood the truth — that’s a baby!" "I felt crushed under the truth of this realization. I had to face up to the awful reality. Abortion wasn’t about ‘products of conception’. It wasn’t about ‘missed periods’. It was about children being killed in their mother’s wombs. All those years I was wrong. Signing that affidavit, I was wrong. Working in an abortion clinic, I was wrong. No more of this first trimester, second trimester, third trimester stuff. Abortion — at any point — was wrong. It was so clear. Painfully clear."
"Sandra Cano aka (Mary Doe) was a 22 year old Georgia mother pregnant with her fourth child. She lost custody of her first two children and adopted out her third child. Abortion, except for extreme circumstances was illegal in Georgia. She claimed that she never wanted an abortion. Sandra was seeking a divorce from her husband and was tricked by her lawyer into signing an affidavit requesting an abortion. She was also trying to regain custody of her first two children. Sandra fled from Georgia because her mother and lawyer tried to force her into an abortion. Like Norma, she would also give birth to the child that she supposedly wanted to abort. She claims that the whole case of Doe vs. Bolton is based on a lie. Sandra has tried to overturn Doe vs. Bolton in the courts since 2003 but she has been unsuccessful. She is also staunchly pro-life in her views. She recently said “No one should have a right to kill their children. No mother should ever want to do so,” and in her opinion abortion is a “covenant with death.” Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton were decided on the same day. These two decisions were terrible law. If ever there was an instance of legislating from the bench this was it. These two decisions created a terrible law. Not only did it create the right of abortion on demand, (Roe vs. Wade) which nullified state law, which is where abortion law should be, in the individual states, but it gave a woman the right to have an abortion through all nine months of her pregnancy in (Doe vs. Bolton). This is the justification for late term abortions. This law is responsible for the deaths of over 55 million people since 1973. A holocaust unlike anything we have ever seen."