Jane Roe


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Jane Roe

The name given to a female whose real name is not known or cannot be revealed, as in legal proceedings. Have they reached a decision in the Jane Roe case yet?
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In her biography The Story of Norma McCorvey--The Woman Who Became Jane Roe, she recalled her previous notion on the subject: "Abortion, to me, meant 'going back' to the condition of not being pregnant.
He, Worden and the Centra Villa property manager then went to the Zone 4 police department and filed a police report against Jane Doe and Jane Roe for identity theft.
Interestingly, Norma McCorvey, the individual who sued pseudonymously as Jane Roe, initially asserted to her lawyers that the pregnancy was the result of rape, but the attorneys decided not to press this allegation in court, partly due to strategic considerations about the sort of relief they wanted to obtain.
Dealing first with jurisdictional questions, concerning the parties, Blackmun rejected the contention that because Jane Roe was no longer pregnant at the time of appeal, her case became moot under the usual rule applicable to appeals.
The 1973 US Supreme Court case involving Norma McCorvey -known as Jane Roe for the purposes of the case -resulted in the decision that abortion was permissible under the American constitution.
Jane Roe was interviewed in person at her residence, 123 Main Street, Anytown, USA, on December 31, 2003.
It goes all the way back to Jane Roe," says Matthea Marquart, 27, the president of NOW-NYC.
Jane Roe, of the Abortion Law Reform Society, said: "Tragically this has ended exactly how we feared it would.
Jane Roe, campaign director of the ALRA, said: "We already know the Midlands is a problem area but we were surprised to find health authorities setting their own criteria.
Jane Roe, campaign manager for the Abortion Law Reform Association, said the Cardinal had allowed his religious principles to totally override his common sense.
Jane Roe, who co-ordinates the Pro-Choice Alliance and the Abortion Law Reform Association, said: "The Catholic Church is living in fairyland if they honestly think it is best for girls at 12 to go through a pregnancy.
Politics and abortion have been inextricably linked for the past three decades since Jane Roe sought an attorney in an attempt to obtain a legal abortion.
We couldn't help but think that this is the very courtroom where Clarence Gideon, Jane Roe, and, of course, Mrs.
Weddington readily admits that the case was never about Jane Roe, who was merely "the vehicle for presenting the larger issues.
Jane Roe -- realized she was pregnant and sought legal counsel to attack Texas's antiabortion statute.