Press Release: For immediate release, Thursday, May 6, 2004

Forced Abortion Case at the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC -- The United States Supreme Court has docketed the case Jane Roe II vs. Aware Woman Center for Choice, Inc. as Case No. 03-1447. In this case, a young mother[1], Jane Roe II, alleges that an abortionist at Aware Woman violated the federal FACE law when he had her restrained during an unsuccessful abortion, even though she loudly and repeatedly demanded that he stop the procedure and let her leave. A chronological history of this case can be accessed at

"Forced abortions as well as non-consensual abortions of all kinds, are being done non-stop across America. These atrocities against mothers are our country's blackest unspoken secret", says Jean Sapp, director of the Counselor Corps, an organization which trains reproductive health service providers.

This poor mother was pinned down for an abortion at the Aware Woman Center for Choice in Melbourne, Florida while she screamed ‘Stop!, Stop!, Stop!'. The abortionist did finally stop once the baby was dead and he had perforated her uterus and pulled part of her intestines out.

The forced abortion performed on Jane Roe II was despicable enough but this mother's tragedy continued on into the court room. The United States District Court in Orlando ruled against her. She appealed to the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta. The judges there held that the abortionist should be exonerated because he claimed to be helping the mother and acting in her best interest. In other words, the mother's decision or desires meant nothing.

Now the United States Supreme Court has been called on to tell all mothers that they have the absolute right to say "No" to an abortion. Jane Roe, II has carried her case to our highest court.

Her appeal was filed by prominent attorney, Michael Hirsh of Atlanta, Georgia.

"Please pray," asks Mrs. Sapp, "for God to provide the wisdom and courage needed by the Supreme Court and also that they use this God-given wisdom and courage to protect all mothers from unwanted abortions."

One consession granted by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta was the reference to Jane Roe II, an abortion patient, as a "mother" in their written opinion. See

For further information please contact:

The Counselor Corps, Inc.

CHRIS SAPP, ESQ., Attorney for The Counselor Corps, (321)268-8758

MRS. JEAN SAPP, Director of the Counselor Corps, (321)268-8758

Meredith Raney, Counselor Corps Referral Counselor No. 990017, (321)254-5481

[1] Federal Appeals Court refers to an abortion patient as a "mother"