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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A Victory For Women's Rights!!

I would officially like to applaud the Supreme Court today for turning away a case to revisit the Doe v. Bolton decision from 1973. You can read the story below.

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned aside the case of Sandra Cano, one of the women behind the legalization of abortion, who had sought to reverse the victory she won 33 years ago.

Cano says she never wanted an abortion and that her difficult early life resulted in her becoming the anonymous plaintiff in Doe v. Bolton, the lesser-known case which the justices ruled on the same day in 1973 as the landmark Roe v. Wade.

"We're very disappointed that the Supreme Court has not decided to protect women and children from the harm of abortion," said Allan Parker, one of Cano's attorneys. "The court has aborted the normal regulation of medicine in this area."

Cano says she was a 22-year-old victim of an abusive husband and that her children were in foster care when she sought legal assistance in getting a divorce and in getting her children back.

She said an aggressive attorney pushed her into the abortion case.

"What I received was something I never requested — the legal right to abort my child," Cano said in an affidavit six years ago.

Her current lawyers' legal brief says that despite advances in medicine, science and technology, the justices have "frozen abortion law based on obsolete 1973 assumptions and prevented the normal regulation of the practice of medicine."

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in January that neither it nor a U.S. District Court had the authority to reverse the Supreme Court's decisions in Doe v. Bolton or Roe v. Wade.

The thing I don't get is how this woman or any woman can sit there and claim that they were so naive that they could be pushed into doing anything. First of all, this woman was 22 years old at the time. It's not like she was a naive little child. Second of all, nobody can force you to do anything you don't want to do.

Let's take her argument that an attorney forced her to become involved in the case. Just because she won the right to obtain a legal abortion didn't mean that she had to go through with having one. I just love how 33 years later she claims to have been ignorant and naive. Um, your Honor, I was naive and ignorant 33 years ago. But I'm not now. Please reverse the decision that was made back then because I don't agree with it. GET REAL BITCH!!

I'm thrilled that this decision wasn't overturned. It's about time someone said no to the pro-lifers out there. I also especially love the statement made by one of her attornies who just happens to be a man. He said, "We're very disappointed that the Supreme Court has not decided to protect women and children from the harm of abortion." In my opinion, he has no ground to stand on when talking about abortion. He's a man, and therefore can't have a child himself. So what right does he have to demand that women not be allowed to make a medical decision for themselves such as having an abortion? None!!

If I or any other woman out there decides to have an abortion, it's our business. It's not the business of the pro-lifers out there. It's not the business of elected politicians. It's not the business of judges. It's our business and nobody else's. I suggest that people take their pro-life crap elsewhere because it's quickly falling on deaf ears!! Keep your rosaries off my ovaries!! Keep your Bibles off my uterus. Keep your religious bullshit opinion to yourself. If you want babies so badly, go get fucked for the millionth time and conceive your own damn fetus. Otherwise, shut the hell up already!!


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