Sandra Cano is the "Mary Doe" of the 1973 Supreme Court case Doe v. Bolton--the companion case to Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. What is not well-known is that Sandra never had, wanted or believed in abortion.
Norma McCorvey, the once-anonymous plaintiff in the “Roe vs. Wade” case that led to the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion, has died. She was 69. McCorvey, who later joined the anti-abortion movement, died Saturday in Katy, Texas, the Associated Press reported. As the plaintiff in Roe vs. Wade, McCorvey represented thousands of women who had searched “for a safe termination of an unwanted pregnancy at a time when virtually all abortions were illegal,” said David Garrow, the…
Carson compared abortion to slavery, saying rape victims seeking abortions are “perverted,” while declaring he would “love” to see Roe vs. Wade overturned, and wants all abortion outlawed, even in cases of rape or incest.
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) questions Supreme Court Chief Justice nominee John Roberts in the second day of confirmation hearings for Roberts September 13, 2005 in Washington, DC. Roberts was questioned repeatedly about his beliefs on the landmark Roe vs. Wade case.
Pro-choice activists hold placards during a rally outside of the Supreme Court January 23, 2012 in Washington, DC. Activists on both sides of the abortion issue are rallying on the 39th anniversary of the landmark Roe vs Wade case. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
today is 40 years of the landmark case Roe Vs. Wade, Legal and safe abortion needs to stay and too many people are fighting to take away access to the point of harassment, and to those in politics passing policies that make it difficult to obtain and not affordable. Sign the petition and share
Do you really know Roe? On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, affirmed your right to a safe and legal abortion. 40 years later, that right is under attack from politicians who want to undo the progress we’ve made. Don’t let them!