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Norma McCorvey, aka ‘Jane Roe,’ Leaves Pro-Life Legacy

'I am dedicated to spending the rest of my life undoing the law that bears my name,' she said of Roe v. Wade

Norma McCorvey died on Saturday, Feb. 18, and while her real name may not be recognized by most people, she was the “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade – the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States.

McCorvey never had an abortion. She gave birth to 3 daughters, became pro-life, a born again Christian, and devout Catholic. McCorvey was only 21 when Roe v. Wade was first brought before he Supreme Court.

“I think it’s safe to say the entire abortion industry is based on a lie.”

She was uneducated and poor. Although she said she was a willing participant at the time, she was selected by the plaintiff lawyers because she was unable to obtain an abortion in Texas and could not travel to another state for a legal abortion. She was a puppet for the pro-choice movement. She was a woman who fit the description of the story that the agenda wanted to tell.

“I think it’s safe to say that the entire abortion industry is based on lie,” McCorvey said in a video. “I am dedicated to spending the rest of my life undoing the law that bears my name.”

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Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, which “exists to pass laws that protect unborn children and their mothers from abortion,” provided the following statement on McCorvey’s death:

“Norma suffered tremendously at the hands of those who cared more about the institution of abortion than this courageous woman’s life. She learned first-hand the falsehood of the lie that ‘abortion liberates.’ She found instead that it is an insidious invitation to misery for so many women and death for more than 50 million unborn children since the day of the fateful Roe decision. The early feminists were correct. In the words of one editorial in The Revolution, the mouthpiece of the suffragette movement: ‘[abortion] will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her should in death; but oh! Thrice guilty is he who, for selfish gratification, heedless of her prayers, indifferent to her fate, drove her to the desperation which impelled her to the crime.'”

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One month ago, women marched on Washington in what turned out to be a decidedly pro-choice event. A week later, pro-life supporters held their annual March for Life in response to the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973.

Both groups point to Roe v. Wade as either a step forward for women’s rights or a great tragedy for the unborn and the morality of America. May Norma McCorvey be remembered for standing for life, embracing truth, and may she rest in peace.

Says John 8:32: “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

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