Pro-life speaker to be featured at banquet
Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 19, 2009
Sandra Cano, pro-life speaker, and the “Mary Doe” of the Doe v. Bolton case that allowed abortion to the day of birth with a health exception, will be the featured speaker at the Women’s Life Center’s annual banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
The banquet is the Women’s Life Center’s largest fundraiser of the year and hopes are to have 200 guests, said Jana Rogers, Women’s Life Center board member.
“After hosting a fundraising auction for more than 10 years, we changed to a banquet format last year so we could raise awareness of our center and the services that we offer,” Rogers said. “We are extremely proud to have Sandra Cano as our featured speaker.
She will talk about how she was used by the system in the Doe v. Bolton case, which was the companion case to Roe v. Wade.”
Cano has testified before the Senate, spoken at the prestigious Press Club in Washington DC. and appeared on a numerous national television programs.
“She speaks out against abortion and fights for the unborn and the rights of all children.”
Rogers said. “She wants to educate people about the lies, fraud and deceit behind Doe v. Bolton and abortion.
“Sandra Cano never supported abortion. She was pregnant when she went to legal aid for help with a family matter, but she never had an abortion.”
The Supreme Court decided the Doe v. Bolton case on the same day as Roe v. Wade, therefore, it is known as its companion piece.
“Because Doe allowed a health exception, an abortion can be performed until the day of birth,” Rogers said. “ Doe ultimately resulted in the horrific procedure known as partial-birth abortion.”
Rogers said Cano was young and uneducated at the time the case was heard and really didn’t understand what the lawyers were doing.
“She has worked for years to get the court records of her case unsealed,” Rogers said. “In 2003, she asked the Justice Foundation to represent her in the effort to reverse Doe v. Bolton. The Foundation filed the motion.”
Cano is the founding president of Wonderfully Made Ministry. She lives in metro-Atlanta with her husband and is raising two grandchildren who have autism.
The Women’s Life Center in Troy is a pro-life ministry where women in crisis are encouraged to choose life for their child instead of abortion.
The center offers parenting and nutrition classes, Bible study and education and awareness programs.
The banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Trojan Center Ballroom.
Tickets are $15 for individuals and $25 for couples. Deadline for ticket reservations is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22. For reservations, call 566-2880.