Saturday, February 18, 2012

State Supreme Court Says "Roe" Must Be Overruled; Rules Unborn Child Entitled to Protection of Law

The World Net Daily website reports today (February 18, 2012) that a stunning ruling from the state Supreme Court in Alabama is suggesting that states simply "reject" the concept of pre-viability abortion-at-will that comes from Roe v. Wade until the U.S. Supreme Court overrules the precedent. The ruling in Alabama was based on a case in which a woman -- who lost her unborn child -- sued doctors for medical negligence.

In the Alabama ruling, Justice Tom Parker said, "Since Roe was decided in 1973, advances in medical technology have greatly expanded our knowledge of prenatal life."

He added, "An unborn child is a unique and individual human being from conception, and, therefore, he or she is entitled to the full protection of law at every stage of development."

Justice Parker concluded, "For these reasons, Roe's viability rule is neither controlling nor persuasive here and should be rejected by other states until the day it is overruled by the United States Supreme Court."