Skip to comments.Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, Passes Away: She Never Had an Abortion and Became Pro-Life
Posted on 02/18/2017 11:16:19 AM PST by Salvation
Norma McCorvey, who was the Jane Roe of the infamous Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court case legalizing virtually unlimited abortions, passed away today. McCorvey never had an abortion and eventually became pro-life and dedicated her life to overturning the horrible Supreme Court decision that bared her pseudonym.
McCorvey died today at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas. She was 69.
McCorvey never wanted an abortion she was seeking a divorce from her husband but young, pro-abortion feminist attorney Sarah Weddington used McCorveys case as a means of attempting to overturn Texas law making most abortions illegal. Weddington took the case all the way to the Supreme Court, which invalidated every pro-life state law in the nation protecting unborn children and the rest is history.
But most Americans dont know that McCorvey, who was pro-choice on abortion at the time, became a pro-life advocate. She dedicated to reversing the Supreme Court case that bears her fictitious name, Jane Roe.
In a video, McCorvey explained her effort to obtain a legal abortion in the 1970s when facing an unplanned pregnancy. However, she never had an abortion and realized that her court case was the biggest mistake of her life and currently fights to stop abortion.
Back in 1973, I was a very confused twenty-one year old with one child and facing an unplanned pregnancy, she says in the ad. At the time I fought to obtain a legal abortion, but truth be told, I have three daughters and never had an abortion.
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I think its safe to say that the entire abortion industry is based on a lie . I am dedicated to spending the rest of my life undoing the law that bears my name, McCorvey says.
She concludes the 60 second ad with the words: You read about me in history books, but now I am dedicated to spreading the truth about preserving the dignity of all human life from natural conception to natural death.
As pro-life attorney Casey Mattox wrote at LifeNews.com previously:
There is a 46-year-old woman, born in Texas, who should be dead right now. In fact, she should have never been born. Forty years ago, the Supreme Court decided that the Texas law that prevented Jane Roe from ending the life of her unborn daughter was unconstitutional. But by the time the Supreme Court issued its decision in 1973, she had already been born and adopted by a familylikely not knowing that all that ink spilled in Roe v. Wade was about her.
Norma McCorvey is Jane Roe. She claimed then that her pregnancy was the result of a rape, although for over a decade now she has been outspokenly pro-life and publicly admitted that this, and virtually every fact on which her case was built, was a lie. Both McCorvey and Sandra Cano, the Doe of Doe v. BoltonRoes companion case from Georgia decided the same dayare now outspoken pro-life advocates who have sworn that their cases are built on lies.
But before the Supreme Court could decide whether McCorvey did have a constitutional right to end her unborn daughters life, it had to overcome a procedural obstacle that slowed down the processa delay that factored into whether her daughter would ever have a family.
Because of that delay, McCorvey had already had the child by the time the Supreme Court issued its decision in January 1973. She had been adopted into a Texas home, perhaps somewhere in the Dallas area where McCorvey lived. The court nevertheless said that McCorveys case was not moot since her circumstances were capable of repetition because courts would never be able to decide the question during the time of a womans pregnancy.
Procedural history is never the exciting part of a lawsuit. But for McCorveys unborn daughter, the dry complexity of legal procedure is the reason she exists today. Fortunately for a three-year old girl, the wheels of justice grind slowly, and by the time the court issued its decision, a Texas family had adopted her. If the courts could have moved more quickly, she (and her family) would have never had that chance. Lemonade comes from lemons.
It is unknown to me whether the adoptive family ever even knew that their daughter was the supposedly unwanted child who was the subject of Roe. As far as we know, they raised her not knowing who she was and certainly never telling her.
Her Wiki Bio is interesting.
Oh my gosh I’m sorry to hear she passed away. I read awhile back that she’s a Catholic convert. May God grant her eternal
rest and entry into His kingdom
Thank you very much. Very helpful post.
God rest her soul.
Leeyakun thikruha muabadan.
What ever she was, she has had a part in millions of babies being murdered every day. I do hope she was at peace with our Lord Jesus for He is a forgiven of every offense and we are cleansed by His blood.
Yes, a Catholic convert.
Lord have mercy on us all.
She Never had an abortion.
I didn’t realize she did give the baby up. Someone out there is that baby and I bet they are glad to be able to be living.
An “inconvenient truth” the the left tries to suppress.
In pace, vero, vita!
She made a terrible mistake allowing the baby killers to use her but she knew that and spend time and effort supporting life and RIP.
She was used by the left and thrown away.
No, she TURNED away. She went from pro-abortion poster girl to pro-life activist. She repented of her monstrous sin and dedicated her life to overturning the Supreme Court decision which bears her moniker (Roe). How many of us can say the same thing? Very few.
Eternal rest Norma.All the Babies greeted you in Heaven.
If you read the initial MSM reports, she’s been a trashy moneygrubber since 1995. Before that, they portrayed her as a saint. Remember the movie with Holly Hunter?
Expected. But still sickening.
She was used and manipulated by the evil left. I have no doubt that she was truly sorry that she was a part of the worst SCOTUS decision in history. The ones who have blood on their hands are the attorney who pushed her case and the justices of the Supreme Court who affirmed the decision.
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