Roe v. Wade Came To Be Via The ACLU & The UUC
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The following quote, also found on an ACLU site, boasts of ACLU’s involvement in abortion “rights” in America. “ACLU lawyers brought many of the most important reproductive freedom cases of the last 30 years. In 1973, in Roe v. Wade, and Doe v. Bolton, the Supreme Court held that the constitutional right to privacy encompasses a pregnant woman's decision whether to bear a child or have an abortion.  The ruling struck down state laws that had made the performance of an abortion a criminal act. The ACLU remains in the forefront of the struggle for reproductive rights and for women's equality.”  http://www.aclucentralflorida.org/history.html           

ACLU's general counsel (at the time), Norman Dorsen, was a member of the team of lawyers on the winning side of the 1973, Roe v. Wade case: http://www.nyu.edu/about/leadership-university-administration/office-of-the-president/bios/norman-dorsen.html. He helped write the petitioner's brief. It was a 26-year-old lawyer named Sarah Weddington who actually won the case: http://www.fansoffieger.com/weddington.htm     

The woman represented in the case, who today is against abortion, says she was used—that she never actually got the abortion, and that she never even appeared in court. She says the lawyers just needed a pregnant woman. A quote, found on http://www.rutherford.org/articles_db/legal_features.asp?article_id=59, is as follows: “I long for the day that justice will be done and the burden from all of these deaths will be removed from my shoulders. I want to do everything in my power to help women and their children. The issue is justice for women, justice for the unborn, and justice for what is right.” --Norma N. McCorvey, AKA Roe    

The United Universalist Association online site (http://www.uua.org/) has a page that tells how they go about getting what they want. The site boasts of an alliance having been formed with Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee (another lawyer), which the site says enabled the two young lawyers to bring the case to the Supreme Court. [See quote below. (Note the time span.)]

“For example, support for the famous Roe v. Wade court case came out of a study group set up by the Women's Alliance in the First Unitarian Church of Dallas, TX. This group took over a year to study the issues concerning the availability of services for abortion. In the spring of 1970 the Roe v. Wade case was heard in Dallas, brought by attorneys Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington. Both were recent law school graduates. Members of the congregation met them at the Fifth Circuit Court hearing. A loving supportive alliance was formed that enabled these young lawyers to bring this case to the Supreme Court.” (Quote from UUA-March, 2003 Handbook) http://www.debrajmsmith.com/03_2007_UUA_Handbook_Loving_Relationship.pdf

Debra J.M. Smith
The above was taken from: http://www.debrajmsmith.com/acluuuc.html

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