by Peter Grady –
The plaintiff in a key landmark case that along with Roe v. Wade helped open the door to abortion on demand in 1973 said her pregnancy was used by the legal system without her permission.
In 1973, a pair of Supreme Court cases, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton led to the decisions that legalized abortion on demand. “Doe” in Doe v. Bolton is actually Sandra Cano who said at the time she was seeking a divorce but later discovered a shocking result.
“I wanted my two children and I went to the Atlanta Legal Aid,” she said during a recent appearance on American Family Radio’s Today’s Issues. “And from there, unbeknownst to me — I still don’t know how all this came about — I became ‘Doe’ in Doe v. Bolton without my knowledge.”
During the meeting she claims her lawyer, Margie Pitts Hames, tricked her into signing the affidavit that formed the basis for the plaintiff’s charge in Doe.
“I do not believe it is my signature on the affidavit, and Margie either forged my signature or slipped this document in with other papers while I was signing divorce papers. I never told Margie that I wanted an abortion. The facts stated in the affidavit in Doe v. Bolton are not true.”
She was pregnant at the time and found out she was to have an abortion arranged by her well-meaning mother. However, Cano says she would never have agreed to have an abortion because she did not believe in it.
The night before she was scheduled to go in a hospital at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, to have the abortion she ran away to Hugo, Oklahoma. Despite her not having the abortion the case continued to work its way through the court system using her pregnancy.
When the case came before the Supreme Court, she said her lawyer convinced her to return from Oklahoma and to appear in court as a plaintiff in the case which she was told had nothing to do with abortion.
“The way she phrased it to me, it was a woman’s liberation right. She said, “If you’re working a job, and you’re doing the same job as a man, don’t you want to make the same salary? I said, “Well, of course.” So that’s what I thought the issue was about and everything. It’s really hard for people to believe something like that. God knows my heart. He knows the truth. I really was that naive and that stupid.”
The stunning admission reveals the depths of depravity the pro-abortion lobby will go to in order to advance their agenda of no restrictions on abortion at any time.
Norma McCorvey, the “Roe” in Roe v. Wade has a testimony similar to Cano, contending her name was similarly misused in her case. Both women are now pro-life activists. McCorvey operates a pro-life ministry called “Roe No More” while Cano’s is the “Wonderfully Made Ministry.”
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