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Forced Abortion Case Heads to Supreme Court (5/04)

Forced Abortion Heads to SC – The United States Supreme Court has docketed the case Jane Roe II vs. Aware Woman Center for Choice, Inc. as Case No. 03-1447. In this case Jane Roe II, alleges that an abortionist at Aware Woman violated the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) law when he had her restrained during an unsuccessful abortion, even though she loudly and repeatedly demanded that he stop the procedure and let her leave.

 

The woman was apparently pinned down for an abortion at the Aware Woman Center for Choice in Melbourne, Florida while she screamed ‘Stop!, Stop!, Stop!’. The abortionist did finally stop once the baby was dead and he had perforated her uterus and pulled part of her intestines out.

Jean Sapp, director of the Counselor Corps, an organization which trains reproductive health service providers said, “Forced abortions as well as non-consensual abortions of all kinds, are being done non-stop across America. These atrocities against mothers are our country’s blackest unspoken secret.”

The United States District Court in Orlando ruled against the victim. She appealed to the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta. The judges there held that the abortionist should be exonerated because he claimed to be helping the mother and acting in her best interest. Her appeal to the Supreme Court was filed by prominent attorney, Michael Hirsh of Atlanta, Georgia.

One concession granted by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta was the reference to Jane Roe II, an abortion patient, as a “mother” in their written opinion. [http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2004/may/04050602.html, LifeSite Daily News, 6May04]