Doe vs. Bolton unleashed the floodgates of abortion restrictions. Below are some of the facts of what transpired. What many don't realize is that Doe allowed for abortion all the way to the day of deliver for any reason which makes our country the most lax in abortion restrictions. Yes, many restrictions have been put in place piecemeal since 1973, but technically, a woman can seek an abortion clear up to the day of delivery. And yes, even though people say "HOW can anyone do that?"....it actually does happen. Case after case exists and it's not rare. Pregnancy is approximately 40 weeks. Babies have been aborted as late as 32. The earliest any baby has survived so far, is at 21 weeks, 6 days.
Here's the thing about viability. Pro-aborts look at an unborn baby and say that a baby doesn't have the right to live based on its inability to survive on his or her own. What about the baby when he or she is born? Can you honestly LEAVE a baby alone after he or she has left the womb? Why not dispose of the child then too (oh wait, they do as we learned with Gosnell's gang in Philadelphia). Newborns and toddlers can't care for themselves but let me challenge those who think viability is the gauge for killing.
So those who look down on an unborn baby who depends on mom for food, temperature control from shelter and protection....(you'll need help with this)....make sure that you are dropped off in the middle of the Arctic with absolutely no food or drink, no shelter (no tent, no tarp) and not one stitch of clothing. Make sure there are no people for hundreds of miles around. Give me a good guess of how viable you will stay. Aaaaah c'mawwwwwn.....your best gander. Yeah, that's what I thought. :)
This is from Sandra Cano's own website of Wonderfully Made ministries. Please check out her website. Also below is the link to the interview. I can't place that interview here but the interview is fascinating.
On June 23, 2005, for the first time, members of the United States Congress heard the truth about the Doe v. Bolton case. Sandra Cano, who was ''Mary Doe'' in Doe v. Bolton, testified before the United States Judiciary Sub-committee on the Constitution.
•Sandra Cano never had or wanted an abortion, and she never testified in court in the Doe v. Bolton case, In fact, she has never supported abortion. Sandra was pregnant when she went to legal aid for help with a family matter.
•The Supreme Court decided the Doe case on the same day is Roe v. Wade which is known as its companion case. Because Doe allowed a health exception, an abortion can be performed until the day of birth. Doe ultimately resulted in the horrific procedure known as partial-birth abortion.
•Sandra worked for years to get the court records of her case unsealed.
• Sandra asked The Justice Foundation to represent her in an effort to reverse Doe v. Bolton. In 2003, The Justice Foundation filed a motion to reverse Doe v. Bolton.
Doe's own testimony:
Sandra Cano could have hidden her true identity in perpetuity behind the Doe pseudonym. There was no need for her to spend years unsealing the records but she learned that Doe vs. Bolton was a lie and she couldn't live with that. She was appalled that she had been used to push forth an agenda she never even believed in at the very outstart. Just like Norma McCorvey, she has been fighting for the unborn and wants to see Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton overturned. When you read this interview, keep in mind the facts of the case. This is a great interview.
Many of you who were watching the Personhood Mississippi amendment election saw that it failed. Planned Parenthood was very successful in scaring the citizens into thinking that they would be criminally investigated for miscarriages (untrue) and that women wouldn't get help for ectopic pregnancies (not true) and a host of other lies (mentioned in the link on the previous blog about Personhood MS). Lessons were learned and no one is giving up...the pro-lifers are still resolute to give a voice to those who don't have one. Mississippi only has one abortion mill for the whole state.....but that's one abortion mill too many.
God has a plan and He's still in control. Yes, Satan dances for joy that abortion is still taking place but his days are numbered and abortion will end. It's just a matter of time but it will end. God still has his warriors in place to continue the battle.
There's the initial sadness that things didn't go in the victory direction but no one is going to give up. One pro-lifer who worked tirelessly for the campaign reminded everyone of the eloquent and impassioned William Wilberforce who assessed, "So enormous, so dreadful, so irremediable did the trade's wickedness appear that my own mind was completely made up for abolition. Let the consequences be what they would: I from this time determined that I would never rest until I had effected its abolition."
Wilberforce never gave up and He trusted in God and kept his eyes on Jesus. We need to do the same!!! We serve a great and mighty God!