February 2005: Abortion

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Rehear Roe v. Wade Overturn Urged for the Partial Birth Abortion Ban That  Was Declared Unconstitutional in 2004 Modern Day Genocide UNICEF May Be Freed From Decade of Abortion Promotion African Pediatrician Says USAID Now Allows Funds to be Used for Food, Health Care, and Abstinence KS Woman Hospitalized After Botched Abortion Dies Woman Wins Abortion-Breast Cancer Info Lawsuit Against Abortion Center Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act Introduced in Congress SilentNoMoreAwareness.org – Women Share the Adverse Effects of Abortion     Supreme Court Refusal to Rehear Roe v. Wade Reinforces the Need for States to Protect Women from the Risks of Abortion, Says Americans United for Life – Today, 22Feb05, the Supreme Court refused to consider a request to reconsider their judgment in Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that legalized abortion in all 50 states for any reason at any time of pregnancy. The petition was made by Norma McCorvey, also known as Jane Roe who is the “Roe” of Roe v. Wade on whose behalf the Court sided in 1973 when making abortion legal. She had petitioned the court to reconsider its decision to make abortion legal based on more than 30 years of evidence that abortion harmed women. She asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate the judgment which it issued in her favor 32 years ago. Lower courts had also dismissed McCorvey’s request. McCorvey used a “Rule 60 Motion,” which Congress provides for in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. (See Court Watch 1-25-05 alert) It permits a litigant to request to “relieve” a party from a final act of the...