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'Roe' Now Agrees With Wade, Wants Abortion Ruling Overturned

Tuesday, 17 June 2003 12:00 AM

McCorvey today asked that the historic ruling be overturned. The filing is based on changes in law and factual conditions since the high court handed down its decision 30 years ago.

Allan E. Parker Jr., lead attorney for the Texas-based Justice Foundation, said that as a party to the original litigation, McCorvey has the right to petition the court to reopen the original case based on changes in factual conditions and/or changes in law that make the prior decision "no longer just."

"I'm sorry that I signed that affidavit" in the original case, McCorvey said during a press conference today. She said the court's decision "brought the holocaust of abortion."

With her new legal action: "I feel good about myself, I really do. I feel like the weight of the world has really been lifted off my shoulders."

McCorvey spoke about the ruling just blocks away from Earl Cabell Federal Building, where the motion was filed. The motion asks for a reversal of the judgment that was first entered exactly 33 years ago by the Dallas Federal Court. McCorvey is asking the judgment in the original Roe case be set aside.

"I long for the day that justice will be done and the guilt from all of these deaths will be removed from my shoulders," McCorvey said. "I want to do everything in my power to help women and their children.

"The issue is justice for the unborn, justice in this case because it was fraudulent, and justice for what is right."

Pro-abortion groups dismissed the challenge.

"I don't believe that the courts are going to take this seriously in any sort of legal framework," said Planned Parenthood spokesman Elizabeth Toledo.

Fox News Channel's judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano, a former judge, agreed. "It has no chance because the Supreme Court has endorsed and reinforced Roe v. Wade consistently since it came out in 1973."

More technology exists now than 30 years ago, McCorvey told Fox News today, such as three-dimensional sonograms that show women the unborn baby growing inside them is viable.

Whereas the argument over when life begins was a philosophical one 30 years ago, it now is a scientific fact that life begins at conception, said McCorvey, who promoted abortion for decades until converting to Roman Catholicism in 1995.

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