Skip to comments.ROE V. HISTORY How the U.S. Supreme Court Falsified the Record of Legislation Protecting Life
Posted on 01/31/2014 5:01:19 AM PST by rhema
On an otherwise ordinary morning in the summer of 1970, a divorced and abandoned woman named Pixie went into labor in a Dallas hospital. A self-described "rough woman, born into pain and anger and raised mostly by [herself]," Pixie had spent the last few years as a barker "running the freakshow at the Bluegrass Carnival." Though she was young, Pixie had already lived a tough and troubled life, and now, at age twenty-one, she was the mother of three girls born to three different fathers.
Young, scared, and alone, Pixie had initially asked her obstetrician simply to make her "not pregnant." To her dismay, Pixie was told that in Texas it was illegal to perform an abortion that was unnecessary to save her life, and, admittedly, her life was not in danger. Through a series of events that began with a referral to a Dallas adoption attorney, she then ended up at Columbo's Pizza Parlor seated across from two young, idealistic attorneys searching for a lead plaintiff for a class-action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Texas's restrictive abortion law.
In a decision that changed her life, Pixiewhose legal name is Norma McCorveyagreed to participate. The pregnant, twenty-one-year-old carnival worker assumed the pseudonym Jane Roe in a lawsuit filed against Dallas District Attorney Henry Wade, and nearly three years laterlong after McCorvey had given her third daughter up for adoptionthe case of Roe v. Wade was decided in her favor. On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States announced in a 72 decision that the Constitution protected the right of Jane Roe to terminate her pregnancy, and the Texas law banning elective abortions, along with similar state laws across the country, was deemed unconstitutional.
(Excerpt) Read more at touchstonemag.com ...
What is still not said is that Norma could have hopped on a train, bus, or plane and traveled to other states in our union and had her abortion there was no reason for the federal government to poke its over eager nose into this.
Pray that the infants won’t be sliced and diced while inside their mother’s womb.
So millions of innocent children have been destroyed thanks to some slut who dropped her drawers for anyone with a smooth come-on line.
Way to go, America.
Cyril Means taught me Constitutional Law at New York Law School. The biggest pr**k of all the professors at the school. Red bow tie and a lavaliere microphone.
I liked her book and she wrote like she is, she is a rough edged Christian.
My professor was a big time liberal. But he used the case as an example of faulty logic, disingenuous fact finding and poor writing: judicial advocacy at its worst. We spent weeks tearing the opinion apart.
From every angle, the opinion is atrocious. The first time you read it, it makes no sense and your brain turns into jello. Then, when you start to understand it, you realize it is a pile of pooh with perfume on it.
Even my very liberal classmates were horrified at how flimsy the reasoning for abortion was justified.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.