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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Roe v Wade: Some 38 Years Later

Today marks the 38th anniversary of that historic period that suggested a woman had the right to have an abortion.

Norma Nelson McCorvey, aka Jane Doe, a teenage dropout, and drug user from a blue collar background, did not have an abortion, but instead put her child up for adoption.   McCorvey had two other children before the infamous March, 1970 case.  The first child was raised by McCorvey's mother.  The second by the child's father.  By the third pregnancy McCorvey claimed she was raped.   It was letter found to be a lie.
 
McCorvey has since taken a different stance on abortion since becoming a 'Christain' in 1994.

McCorvey sued the state of Texas in a lawsuit that suggested that government does not have the right to intrude on private family matters.

Said president Obama on the occasion of the anniversary, "I am committed to protecting this constitutional right.  I also remain committed to policies, initiatives, and programs that help prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant women and mothers, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption.  And on this anniversary, I hope that we will recommit ourselves more broadly to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.”

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