Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Day 28: Mary Doe

"...my name, life, and identity have been stolen and put on this case without my knowledge and against my wishes... One of the Justices of the Supreme Court said during oral argument in my case 'What does it matter if she is real or not.' Well I am real and it does matter."
Sandra Cano, Testimony, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, June 23, 2005

 Sandra Cano is the "Mary Doe" of the 1973 Supreme Court case Doe v. Bolton--the companion case to Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. What is not well-known is that Sandra never had, wanted or believed in abortion.  -- The Sandra Cano Story

This pregnant mother of three sought help from Atlanta Legal Aid to divorce her unfaithful husband and regain custody of her children. But her A.C.L.U. attorney had a different agenda. Margie Hames filed an affidavit claiming that Sandra had applied for an abortion on March 25, 1970 and been denied. Thereupon the courts assigned her the name "Mary Doe" to protect her privacy.

Thus the courts perversely made her the name-sake of the Virgin Mother after erroneously believing that she asked for an abortion on the very Feast of the Annunciation.

Bewildered and uneducated, Sandra appeared at her initial hearing and never stood before the court again. Nevertheless, in her absence and against her expressed wishes, Margie Hames pressed the case all the way to the Supreme Court. It was not until 1988 that Sandra won the right to unseal her court records and discovered that she had been the center of the fraud of Doe v. Bolton. Ever since, she has been working to overturn the ruling and clear her name.

Book: Supreme Deception: How an Activist Attorney Manipulated the U.S. Supreme Court and Gave Birth to Partial Birth Abortions

On September 30, 2014 Sandra fell asleep in Jesus. The Supreme Court decision in her name which places America's abortion laws among the most barbaric in the world, still stands.

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