Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Mc Corvey disagrees with SCOTUS nominee: Roe "Settled Law"
'Jane Roe' arrested for disrupting Sotomayor confirmation hearing
05:52 PM CDT on Monday, July 13, 2009
By TODD J. GILLMAN / The Dallas Morning News
WASHINGTON – Norma McCorvey – the Dallas woman known as Jane Roe in the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade – was among the protesters arrested today for disrupting the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
The case that bears McCorvey's court-picked pseudonym – and that of longtime Dallas district attorney Henry Wade, her legal adversary in the case – has been a central issue in judicial nomination fights for years. But McCorvey herself long ago decided that she regretted her role in the fight to legalize abortion, and has worked with anti-abortion activists as a potent symbol of the effort to overturn the Roe decision.
McCorvey, 61, is being charged with unlawful conduct/disruption of Congress, said Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider.
Norma McCorvey's desire to have the Supreme Court re-examine Roe v Wade, in light of scientific advances since 1972, has yet to be given proper consideration due this matter, fraught with such ponderous life and death implications.
On February 22, 2005, the Supreme Court refused to grant a writ of certiorari, and McCorvey's appeal ended.
Yet, SCOTUS nominee Sonia Sotomayor today stated, "Roe is settled law"
Them's fightin words!