Skip to comments.She is 'Roe' no more
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 ...
Those who take particular interest in the issue of abortion will want to read this. It’s from Jane Roe herself.
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?
Probably a mercy that she doesn’t.
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.
Why on earth would she not be happy?
No matter what, she has a lot to answer for... as does Ted Kennedy et al.
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!
The Pro-Aborters don’t care anything about Norma McCorvey. They only want to know her as Jane Roe.
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...
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.
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 !!!
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.
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.)
If she has accepted Jesus Christ and repented then, fortunately, someone has already answered for her.
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.
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