"Roe" again asks to reopen landmark abortion case
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 15, 2004
The woman who was "Jane Roe" in the Roe v. Wade lawsuit that legalized abortion is asking a federal appeals court to allow her to reconsider her case. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, originally scheduled to hear oral arguments on the issue, is now considering briefs from the two sides.
Roe, Texas resident Norma McCorvey, argues that the case should be re-opened and reversed because new evidence shows that women could be harmed by the procedure. She is appealing the case to the 5th Circuit after the U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division in July 2003 denied her request to reconsider the 31-year-old-ruling.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/03/15/prbf0315.htm.