Originally posted by mike27183:
I truly appreciate your post on this topic. But I seriously doubt that Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe) will win her case this time, because of all the LOOSE MORALS Republicans on the Supreme Court, in addition to the 2 liberal Democrats that Clinton appointed, who will all vote to uphold Roe.
I do praise Norma McCorvey for finally taking such a courageous stand to try and overturn Roe Vs. Wade!
Even if she loses, this case will SURELY spark a re-evaluation accross America of the validity of the 1973 decision.
Exactly. I don't think she'll win the case if the court ever decides to hear it, but it's symbolic of the shift in American perspective on this issue. When people hear that 'Roe' is now pro-life, it has a huge impact on them.
Personally, I do not know if the country is ready for Roe v. Wade to be overturned. But I do think it is ready to give a fetus rights, and I do think it is ready to ban partial-birth abortions. At this point, that would be enough to satisfy me. The pro-life movement needs to be patient, because it may take decades before abortions are completely illegal. However, it is the little achievements such as Ms. McCorvey's statements that prove that the pro-life movement is succeeding, and that the momentum is in our favor.
About overall American opinion on the issue: while I am under the impression that a small majority favor a woman's right to choose, there is also a majority that sees abortion as being murder. To me, this means that the majority of Americans know abortion is murder, yet aren't strong enough to tell a woman and a family that they shouldn't have that choice, unless it is an issue of health and perhaps rape (thought I'm sure Radical Conservative doesn't believe rape is an exception; I can understand that position).
Of course, the majority of American's are horribly uninformed. That is why I'm confident that, once the movement gets more and more Americans to see what is being done to babies every single day, you will see a steady majority in favor of Roe v. Wade being overturned.