RESPONSE TO SUPREME COURT DECISION:
Statement Released Following Roe Case Ruling
Operation Outcry: Silent No More
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Giles Hudson 972-267-1111
Anne Newman 210-614-4157
DALLAS, February 22, 2005 – In response to the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case of Norma McCorvey, the former Jane Roe of the Roe v. Wade decision, McCorvey’s attorney, Allan Parker, president of The Justice Foundation, has released the following statement.
"It is tragic and disappointing that the Court is not willing to consider the aftermath of 32 years of abortion and its devastating affect to women, their families, and our culture.
"We have a thousand more witnesses than did the original Roe case in 1973. We submitted over 5,000 pages of evidence, including expert testimony of which the Court had none in 1973. This year alone, 100,000 women will be in abortion recovery programs across the nation. We find it sad and tragic that their voices have been rejected. It is also disturbing that the highest court in the land is not willing to consider the compelling and significant scientific and medical evidence and at least formally re-evaluate its far-reaching decision.
"The Supreme Court’s denial does not reflect its views on the merits of the case. The denial order merely expresses the Court’s discretionary refusal to give appellate review to a lower court decision. A denial is not a reaffirmation of Roe v. Wade.
"We believe this decision sends an important message that the High Court needs compassionate judges who care about the pain and suffering of women hurt by abortion.
"No one with a heart can hear the evidence in this case and at least not be concerned about the devastation of abortion to women, families and the culture.
"We will continue to tell America and the courts that abortion hurts women. We will not give up. We will continue to seek justice."
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm writing each one of those 9 justices a very long letter, and giving them a huge piece of my mind. I'm including the "Shredding Myths" 15-post series and I will ask them how they can possibly sleep at night.
Just because they didn't listen to me or any of us 1,000 women, doesn't mean I'm fooled: I know they won't listen to me still, in a separate letter. But I'm writing anyway.
We made our "choices", it is true, but it is also on their hands and heads now going forward, personally, as well.