Second speaker to address Women’s Life Center Banquet

Published 9:19 pm Friday, September 25, 2009

The Women’s Life Center in Troy has announced a second pro-life speaker for the Women’s Life Center banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Troy Center Ballroom at Troy University.

“Allan Parker, president of the Justice Foundation, will join Sandra Cano, nationally known pro-life advocate, as a featured speaker at the banquet,” said Jana Rogers, Women’s Life Center board member. “We were so fortunate to get Sandra Cano and are excited that now Allan Parker will also be able to speak at our banquet.”

Cano was the “Mary Doe” in the United States Supreme Court case Doe v. Bolton, the companion case to Roe v. Wade. Cano’s case legalized abortion up to the day of birth with a health exception.

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“The Doe v. Bolton ultimately led to the practice of partial birth abortion,” said Rogers said.

“But Cano never sought and never had an abortion. She went to legal aid as a pregnant young mother seeking help with a family matter and was used by the system to further the abortion agenda. She has spent the past 30 years fighting for the rights of the unborn.”

Rogers said Parker will provide additional insight into the fight for the rights of the unborn.

“Allan Parker serves as legal counsel for Sandra Cano and Norma McCorvey, who was the “Jane Roe’ in Roe v. Wade,” Rogers said. “He is spearheading the effort to have their landmark cases overturned by the Supreme Court. What he has to say will be very interesting and informative.”

Cano has testified before Senate subcommittees, spoken at the Press Club in Washington and appeared on numerous television programs.

Parker has been featured in numerous interviews and articles in national and international media including the “Hannity and Colmes,” “O’Reilly Factor,” “Wall Street Journal,” and the “Jim Lehrer News Hour.”

The banquet is a fundraiser for the Women’s Life Center and is also a way the Center has of raising awareness of Women’s Life Center and the services it provides.

The banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Trojan Center Ballroom.

Tickets are $15 for individuals and $25 for couples. For information on ticket availability, call 566-2880.