At 22 and pregnant with her fourth child, Sandra Cano sought legal assistance from an attorney that she said duped her into thinking her case would center on equal pay for women. Cano never considered an abortion despite her dire circumstances and was at one point forced to flee her home in Georgia for Oklahoma to avoid an abortion that has been scheduled for her by her attorney. She always considered herself an unwilling “pawn” used by the unscrupulous to advance their radical abortion agenda.
“I have tried to understand how it all happened,” Cano wrote in 2005. “How did my divorce and child custody case become the basis by which bloody murder is done on infants thriving in the wombs of their mothers? How can cunning, wicked lawyers use an uneducated, defenseless pregnant woman to twist the American court system in such a fraudulent way? Doe has been a nightmare.”
Cano worked to undo the damage caused by the Doe decision, which, in conjunction with the better known Roe v. Wade decision, allowed abortions for nebulously-defined “health” reasons that have permitted abortion on demand for any reason throughout all nine months of pregnancy.
In 2003, Cano filed suit in Georgia, (Cano v. Baker) seeking to overturn Doe v. Bolton due to recent developments in science that shed new light on the humanity of pre-born babies. Unfortunately, the court denied her motion for procedural reasons, not on the merits of her claims. An Appeals Court upheld that ruling and the U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider it further.
A post written on Cano’s Facebook page after her death reads, “She is more happy than anyone I know to be gracing heaven. If anyone knows how to enjoy it…it’ll be Sandra. WE love you, Sandra!!! Your name lives on as someone fought for the life of a child…not the right to kill it!!! Love you!!”
The word “holocaust” is defined as the destruction or slaughter of people on a mass scale. Some pro-life people think its fair to say that the killing of over 57 million people through abortion fits the definition.
However, when Jessa Duggar from 19 Kids and Counting, linked the Jewish Holocaust with abortion on an Instragram Post, (see below right) some responded and said her statement was offensive.
“I walked through the Holocaust Museum again today… very sobering. Millions of innocents denied the most basic and fundamental of all rights—their right to life. One human destroying the life of another deemed ‘less than human.’ Racism, stemming from the evolutionary idea that man came from something less than human; that some people groups are ‘more evolved’ and others ‘less evolved.’ A denying that our Creator—God—made us human from the beginning, all of ONE BLOOD and ONE RACE, descendants of Adam.
The belief that some human beings are ‘not fit to live. So they’re murdered. Slaughtered. Kids with Down syndrome or other disabilities. The sickly. The elderly. The sanctity of human life varies not in sickness or health, poverty or wealth, elderly or pre-born, little or lots of melanin [making you darker or lighter skinned], or any other factor.
May we never sit idly by and allow such an atrocity to happen again,” she wrote. “Not this generation. We must be a voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Because EVERY LIFE IS PRECIOUS. #ProLife.”
While over 24,000 people liked her post, a few of her followers opposed it. One follower wrote, “Do not use the Holocaust as an excuse to preach about your religion. Abortion has nothing to do with the slaughter of millions of people. You should be ashamed of yourself.”
Read the full article at LifeNews.com.
One-year-old Aleah Peaslee, who was left in a coma last December after allegedly being shaken by her 21-year-old father, miraculously emerged from the state not long after being placed in the arms of her mother, Virginia Trask, according to court papers. But by then, Trask, told by doctors the baby’s brain damage was severe, had signed off on a DNR order and the baby had been taken into custody by the state due to the alleged abuse at the hands of Kevin Peaslee.
What has ensued is a legal battle over who has the right to rescind the order, the state or the parent. And although a state court ruled in favor of the Maine Department of Health and Human Development, Gov. Paul LePage made clear to FoxNews.com on Thursday that he will not allow state bureaucrats to usurp a parent’s rights regardless of how the appellate court, which has the case on its docket Sept. 23, comes down.
“This case is disturbing and is not reflective of my Administration’s position that a parent who is the legal guardian of their child should have final say in medical decisions about life-sustaining treatment,” said LePage. “The existing law violates the sanctity of parental rights, and I cannot support it. Unless a parent is deemed unfit and parental rights are severed, the state should not override a parent’s right to make medical decisions for their own child.”
Trask already had a team of heavy hitters helping her appeal the Maine District Court decision from earlier this year. Attorneys with the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland and three other advocacy groups have filed friend-of-the-court briefs arguing that state officials, who maintain temporary custody of the baby, do not have the constitutional right to interfere with Trask’s parental rights.
Read the full article at FoxNews.com.