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She is 'Roe' no more
The New York Daily News ^ | May 6th 2007 | Norma McCorvey

Posted on 05/06/2007 5:48:38 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

As the plaintiff in that infamous Supreme Court case Roe vs. Wade, my life has been inextricably tied to the abortion issue. I once told a reporter, "This issue is the only thing I live for. I live, eat, breathe, think everything about abortion."

Thirty-four years later, I am 100% pro-life.

The Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold the federal ban on partial-birth abortion is the first step in overturning Roe vs. Wade. Banning the procedure - an act of infanticide where a scissors is jammed into the base of the infant's skull, a tube inserted and its brain sucked out - is a sign the court has finally come to its senses.

The case of Roe vs. Wade (I took the pseudonym of Jane Roe to protect my identity) took three years to reach the United States Supreme Court, so I never had the abortion. In fact, I have given birth to three children, all of whom were placed for adoption.

The core of the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision is that abortions are permissible for any reason a woman chooses, up until the "point at which the fetus becomes 'viable,' that is, potentially able to live outside the mother's womb, albeit with artificial aid. Viability is usually placed at about seven months (28 weeks) but may occur earlier, even at 24 weeks."

It might bother some that the story of my actual conversion does not mimic the intellectual engagement of Augustine's "take and read," Pascal's wager or C.S. Lewis' famous motorcycle ride. My disposition is somewhat simple.

I became very close to the young daughter of a friend who had considered abortion and I realized that "my law" (as I once fondly referred to Roe vs. Wade) could have snuffed out the life of this amazing little girl

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; janeroe; mccorvey; normamccorvey; roevswade

1 posted on 05/06/2007 5:48:39 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah; narses; Salvation; NYer

Those who take particular interest in the issue of abortion will want to read this. It’s from Jane Roe herself.


2 posted on 05/06/2007 5:50:30 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If the GOP were to stop worshiping Free Trade as if it were a religion, they'd win every election)
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To: Clintonfatigued
In fact, I have given birth to three children, all of whom were placed for adoption.

I would love to meet the woman who was the "Jane Roe" baby of the case. I wonder if she even knows who she is?

3 posted on 05/06/2007 5:52:32 PM PDT by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Bump.


4 posted on 05/06/2007 5:54:36 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("left unchecked, Saddam Hussein...will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton)
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To: krb

Probably a mercy that she doesn’t.


5 posted on 05/06/2007 6:03:28 PM PDT by Captain Rhino ( Dollars spent in India help a friend; dollars spent in China arm an enemy.)
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To: krb
I would love to meet the woman who was the "Jane Roe" baby of the case. I wonder if she even knows who she is

Norma McCorvey has been active in the prolife movement for many years now. And her daughter knows she was the "Roe" baby. She wasn't happy about it when she found out, but last I heard there had been some attempts at reconciliation.

6 posted on 05/06/2007 6:15:22 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Why on earth would she not be happy?


7 posted on 05/06/2007 6:16:42 PM PDT by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

No matter what, she has a lot to answer for... as does Ted Kennedy et al.


8 posted on 05/06/2007 6:19:55 PM PDT by Sam Ketcham (Amnesty means vote dilution, & increased taxes to bring us down to the world poverty level.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
The Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold the federal ban on partial-birth abortion is the first step in overturning Roe vs. Wade. Banning the procedure - an act of infanticide where a scissors is jammed into the base of the infant's skull, a tube inserted and its brain sucked out - is a sign the court has finally come to its senses.

Dang! I can't believe the Daily News put the actual description of what is done there in the paper! It can't be ignored by the reader!

9 posted on 05/06/2007 6:23:38 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Clintonfatigued

The Pro-Aborters don’t care anything about Norma McCorvey. They only want to know her as Jane Roe.


10 posted on 05/06/2007 6:27:39 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: krb

Um...maybe she wasn’t happy to learn that her mother wanted to kill her? and wanted to so badly that tens of millions of other babies were murdered as a result? Yeah, that would kinda bug me...


11 posted on 05/06/2007 6:32:25 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The color blue tastes like the square root of 0?)
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To: Clintonfatigued
It might bother some that the story of my actual conversion does not mimic the intellectual engagement of Augustine's "take and read," Pascal's wager or C.S. Lewis' famous motorcycle ride. My disposition is somewhat simple.
I became very close to the young daughter of a friend who had considered abortion and I realized that "my law" (as I once fondly referred to Roe vs. Wade) could have snuffed out the life of this amazing little girl whom I had grown quite fond of. That, to me, was unacceptable.

She should not be diminished by the "simplicity" of her conversion. If anything, she should be honored for it, in the face of the ease with which she could have just set it aside and gone on. The world would be a far, far better place if more people were like Norma McCorvey.

12 posted on 05/06/2007 6:36:14 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I saw Norma McCorvey on tv years ago and as she explained at the time of Roe v Wade,she was a teenager who went along for the ride with the rest of the country as a liberal court system used her situation to dump this piece of murderous judicial trash on our country !!!


13 posted on 05/06/2007 6:38:29 PM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: Clintonfatigued

Bookmark


14 posted on 05/06/2007 6:38:41 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Sam Ketcham
Sarah Weddington has a lot to answer for!!

She & her law partner were the ones who used Norma for their test case.

It happened to be Norma, it could have been 'anyone'...

..they were ready to pounce...waiting for the perfect opportunity.

15 posted on 05/06/2007 6:39:39 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President, 2008!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.
~President Ronald Reagan
16 posted on 05/06/2007 6:52:08 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS Is A Slap In The Face To The USBP!!)
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To: cgk; Coleus; narses; cpforlife.org

Pro-Life ping.


17 posted on 05/06/2007 7:02:40 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Why vote for Duncan Hunter in 2008? Look at my profile.)
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To: Sam Ketcham
No matter what, she has a lot to answer for... as does Ted Kennedy et al.

She ceratinly has and she certainly will, but the woman has undergone a complete change. She's turned toward religion instead of away from it. She's not the person she used to be. (Even Dick Tracy could see that without a two-way wrist TV communicator.)

18 posted on 05/06/2007 7:07:59 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: Sam Ketcham
"No matter what, she has a lot to answer for..."

If she has accepted Jesus Christ and repented then, fortunately, someone has already answered for her.

19 posted on 05/06/2007 7:16:15 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: Sam Ketcham

McCorvey has paid her dues. It is true she is probably more of a symbolic figure, but I’m thankful she has accepted that mantle. Though she didn’t get her abortion, her life’s history is very likely a pattern for many, many women: early folly, later regret. I would bet that myriads of American women known this in their hearts, but many would never admit it.


20 posted on 05/06/2007 7:31:29 PM PDT by Lexinom (DH08/FT08)
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To: Clintonfatigued; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; ...

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21 posted on 05/06/2007 7:45:54 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, insects)
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To: Guenevere

We could end the love affair with Row v Wade if President Bush on his last State of the Union introduced her to podium as the Roe in Roe v Wade and let her have the megaphone for just 5 minutes. She is now the Rosa Parks of the great evil of abortion


22 posted on 05/06/2007 8:10:02 PM PDT by P90X (Bring It)
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To: Sam Ketcham; Guenevere; Tanniker Smith; Lexinom
No matter what, she has a lot to answer for... as does Ted Kennedy et al.

She is not the first to bear such a burden, but she is forgiven. This guy was no saint in his youth:

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me.

I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.

The Lord has promised good to me. His word my hope secures.

He will my shield and portion be, As long as life endures.

23 posted on 05/06/2007 8:27:03 PM PDT by Tangerine Time Machine (Orange you glad it's not a lemon?)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Welcome to Roe No More Minisitry
24 posted on 05/06/2007 8:41:35 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: P90X

BUMP for that excellent idea!


25 posted on 05/06/2007 8:42:40 PM PDT by Lexinom (DH08/FT08)
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To: Guenevere

Sarah Weddington, longtime advocate for women, and the daughter of a Methodist preacher, who herself had an abortion at age 22 in Mexico.

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Weddington was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1972 (where former Texas Governor Ann Richards was her administrative assistant) and was re-elected twice; she was the first woman elected to represent Austin, Texas, in the Texas House of Representatives.

She resigned her seat in 1977 when she was appointed General Counsel for the United States Department of Agriculture, the first woman to hold that position. The following year she became a special White House advisor to President Jimmy Carter. During her time as assistant to Carter, she helped appoint Ruth Bader Ginsburg to a federal judgeship.

She later founded the Weddington Center. She wrote the book, A Question of Choice, detailing the Roe v. Wade case.

Currently, Weddington is an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas at Austin and travels the world delivering speeches on leadership, her experiences with breast cancer and women’s issues. She is working on a book on the topic of leadership.

******

Sunday, March 03, 2002

For the past 10 months, Weddington, 57, has been fighting breast cancer.


26 posted on 05/06/2007 8:56:34 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sarah Weddington


Gloria Steinem, Kim Gandy, Nancy Pelosi, Peg Yorkin and Ellie Smeal


Anthony Romero of the ACLU, Ellie Smeal, Kate Michalman of NARALPro-Choice America, Gloria Feldt of Planned Parenthood and, behind Feldt's left arm, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright


Marjorie Sweitzer of Alexandria, Virginia has been marching since 1967.

27 posted on 05/06/2007 9:07:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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Norma McCorvey, the case's Jane Roe, is now against abortion



Changing sides

Norma McCorvey announced in 1987 that her rape testimony in 1969 had been false.

Norma McCorvey, the case's Jane Roe, is now against abortion Now a born-again Christian, she converted to the pro-life lobby, and two years later Sandra Bensing followed suit.

But Ms McCorvey's attorney, Sarah Weddington, insists that the rape testimony was not a factor in the Roe verdict, and that her decision to change sides has no bearing on the ruling.

28 posted on 05/06/2007 9:13:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sam Ketcham

> No matter what, she has a lot to answer for... as does
> Ted Kennedy et al.

She gave her heart to Jesus.

She is forgiven and redeemed.

If you take the time to read her entire story, you will find that she was used as a pawn by the cynical jackals in the ACLU and the wing of NOW what later became NARAL.


29 posted on 05/07/2007 3:16:13 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it!)
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To: kcvl
Thanks for the added info...!

I wonder if, in the dark of night, as Sarah Weddington fights for her health & life...

...does the burden of 50 million souls weigh on her conscience?

30 posted on 05/07/2007 4:27:54 AM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President, 2008!!)
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The author of this editorial is Norma McCorvey, she was "Jane Roe" in Roe v. Wade and she is now 100% pro-life!

31 posted on 05/07/2007 5:09:00 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

It’s a good and brave thing she’s doing.


32 posted on 05/07/2007 5:48:02 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...

Please Freepmail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

33 posted on 05/07/2007 1:34:12 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

It’s a shame women don’t realize both cases were based on lies.

PRESS ADVISORY

“Doe” of Doe v. Bolton and 180 women hurt by abortion
speak about “PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION” case

San Antonio, TX – Sandra Cano, who was “Mary Doe” of Doe v. Bolton, joined by 180 women hurt by abortion, has asked the Supreme Court in an amicus brief to uphold the federal ban on killing a child during delivery, known as partial birth abortion procedure.

On November 8, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in Gonzalez v. Carhart, the partial birth abortion case. The Justice Foundation represents Sandra Cano, the original plaintiff in Doe v. Bolton, the companion case to Roe v. Wade. The landmark ruling in the Doe case created the “health exception” that is at the heart of the partial birth abortion case now before the Supreme Court.

Sandra Cano said, “I never wanted or sought an abortion. I desire with all of my heart to see the Supreme Court reverse Roe v. Wade and my own case, Doe v. Bolton.” See Sandra’s testimony before the U.S. Judiciary Committee.

The amicus brief has the unique perspective of 180 women hurt by abortion showing the many devastating effects of abortion on women and that abortion endangers “their physical, emotional, and psychological health.” Therefore, the law banning on partial birth abortion, which does not include a health exception, should be upheld. Read amicus brief:

http://www.thejusticefoundation.org/images/64456/Gonzalesv.Carhart-AmicusBrief.pdf


34 posted on 05/07/2007 1:40:30 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray for Tony Snow, Liz Edwards, cancer patients, their families and support.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

And it was published in the New York Daily News.


35 posted on 05/07/2007 1:43:32 PM PDT by Tribune7 (A bleeding heart does nothing but ruin the carpet)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

First Roe, now Doe: The legal facade crumbles

Plaintiff in the other key 1973 abortion case, Doe vs. Bolton, publicly recants the false story the Supreme Court believed

http://www.leaderu.com/common/doerecants.html


36 posted on 05/07/2007 1:47:54 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray for Tony Snow, Liz Edwards, cancer patients, their families and support.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Since we're taking a walk down memory lane, you might want to check out Dave Kopel's column in the Rocky Mountain News last weekend. He carefully researches and documents that the 10,000 deaths per year due to illegal abortions statistic that was used in the debate over Colorado "liberalizing" it's statute 30 years ago is a fraud.

I can only imagine the hate mail he's gonna get this week from the pro-abortion bunch.

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/opinion_columnists/article/0,2777,DRMN_23972_5521942,00.html

37 posted on 05/07/2007 3:25:02 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Westbrook

You are entitled to your opinion.

I do not judge her, but God will, and she has a lot to answer for. I saw many criminals become repentant AFTER they were caught and they would not have repented if they had not been caught.

Just throwing the name of Jesus around doesn’t mean squat to me. Repentance and the name of Jesus doesn’t let the guilty out of prison nor bring back the aborted fetuses.

I do not presume to be God, know what punishment is merited by her acts etc... I do not know what is in her heart. All I know is the horror she has brought about and the pain and misery she has inflicted or caused to be inflicted. She may have been forgiven by Gad, but she still may have to pay. I forgive her and do not care about her personally... but I do care about the aborted children. Do they forgive her? (I do not ask for your opinion just facts.)


38 posted on 05/07/2007 3:46:29 PM PDT by Sam Ketcham (Amnesty means vote dilution, & increased taxes to bring us down to the world poverty level.)
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To: Lexinom

Of the “replies” I received to my comments, yours is the only one that makes any sense.


39 posted on 05/07/2007 3:49:11 PM PDT by Sam Ketcham (Amnesty means vote dilution, & increased taxes to bring us down to the world poverty level.)
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