Henry, I’ve got some dynamite news on Roe v Wade that I know will knock people out of their chairs to hear about.
Norma McCorvey’s pregnancy and subsequent lawsuit – the infamous Roe v. Wade – resulted in the 1973 Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion.
The plaintiff ‘Jane Roe’ was given a pseudonym by the court to conceal her identity. Her real name is Norma McCorvey, and in 1994 she came clean with an autobiography titled I Am Roe.
Today, McCorvey, who gave birth to the baby in question before her case reached the Supreme Court, opposes abortion. She heads her own pro-life ministry called Roe No More.
Turns out McCorvey was a rural Texas girl that had been sexually abused by a relative as a teenager, and married young to get away from that situation but soon was divorced and pregnant at 20. Friends advised her that she could get an abortion at that time if claimed she was raped. So she did. But for lack of a police report confirming that, she was denied an abortion under Texas law which then granted abortion only for cases of rape and incest.
Meanwhile a feminist activist attorney was combing Dallas court records for a girl that fit McCorvey’s profile to use for what became the Roe v Wade strategy for legalizing gratuitous abortions in the United States. The lawyer was Sarah Weddington and the rest is history.
After the circus McCorvey fell into depression, she wrote in her ’94 book of being drunk and suicidal when she was caught shoplifitng by the manager of a convenience store who turned out to be a lesbian that took McCorvey in. McCorvey ‘came out’ as a lesbian in 1989, and I Am Roe was published and promoted in ’94 to spin her as a sort of lesbian Ulysses. She was still being used by hidden hands of the feminist agenda.
But things took another direction on the book signing tour. A former tavern owner, converted Methodist minister and pro-life activist befriended her at a book signing and showed her an ultrasound of a 10 week old baby in the womb. Within a year Norma converted from lesbian paganism to Christianity in 1995. In 1998 she became confirmed in the Catholic Church.
Her subsequent book was Won By Love. She wrote,
I was sitting in O.R.’s offices when I noticed a fetal development poster. The progression was so obvious, the eyes were so sweet. It hurt my heart, just looking at them. I ran outside and finally, it dawned on me. ‘Norma,’ I said to myself, ‘They’re right.’ I had worked with pregnant women for years. I had been through three pregnancies and deliveries myself. I should have known. Yet something in that poster made me lose my breath. I kept seeing the picture of that tiny, 10-week-old embryo, and I said to myself, that’s a baby! It’s as if blinders just fell off my eyes and I suddenly understood the truth–that’s a baby!
I felt crushed under the truth of this realization. I had to face up to the awful reality. Abortion wasn’t about ‘products of conception.’ It wasn’t about ‘missed periods.’ It was about children being killed in their mother’s wombs. All those years I was wrong. Signing that affidavit, I was wrong. Working in an abortion clinic, I was wrong. No more of this first trimester, second trimester, third trimester stuff. Abortion-at any point-was wrong. It was so clear. Painfully clear
McCorvey was present with pro-life demonstrators at Obama’s controversial speech at Catholic University Notre Dame in May 2009. In fact she’s been hounding Obama and his minions at public events this year but the MSM hasn’t reported it. I just found out about out about all this though non-MSM sources.
Norma McCorvey was arrested at Sotomayor’s hearing July13 after she began screaming that Sotomayor was wrong about abortion.