Norma McCorvey needed help moving one summer day in 2008.
She turned to her pro-life friends for help, and since I had a free day, I was asked to spend the day with her. I happily obliged.
Ms. McCorvey is the Jane Roe in the infamous Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade of 1973. That is the famous case legalizing abortion in the United States of America. Since then, over 50 million unborn children have been murdered by surgical abortion, in the name of “choice.”
SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT NORMA McCORVEY
Not everyone may be aware that the woman whose case legalized abortion in the US never actually procured an abortion herself. The daughter she was pregnant with at the time her case was working its way through the courts, she gave up for adoption.
Since her case, Ms. McCorvey converted to the pro-life movement and to the Catholic faith. She now speaks out against abortion.
Ms. McCorvey recounts her story in her autobiography, Won by Love: Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe V. Wade, Speaks Out for the Unborn As She Shares Her New Conviction for Life.
On March 25, 2008, Sarah Weddington came to Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas. I attended the talk.
A pro-choice group on campus brought in Sarah Weddington to speak, one of the attorneys to argue for so-called “abortion rights” before the Supreme Court in 1973.
I remember her being introduced to the students, who were receiving credit for attending, as being a pioneer for “women’s rights.” They really talked her up as a national hero.
She gave an unremarkable speech about leadership, basically tooting her own horn and basking in the glowing of helping to legalize the murder of innocent babies 35 years prior.
Sarah Weddington got a few laughs from the crowd when she mentioned that she wears a button on her shirt, nearly everywhere she goes. She told how a flight attendant once asked her the meaning of her symbol of a clothes hanger being banned or crossed out.
She told us that she explained to the poor, uninformed questioner that she was thankful for legalized child murder, and didn’t want us to return to the days of supposed back alley, clothes hanger abortions. On second thought, I don’t think she used those same words, but they were to that effect.
MY TALK WITH NORMA McCORVEY
I bring up Sarah Weddington, because she represented Norma McCorvey in the Roe v. Wade case that originated in Dallas, before being ultimately decided by the Supreme Court.
Having packed up boxes for Ms. McCorvey for several hours, she invited me into the living room for some refreshments. We struck up a conversation that lasted over an hour.
After she learned of my recent marriage and involvement of the pro-life movement, I told her I had just heard a talk a couple months prior by Weddington. Apparently this set in motion the memory train for Ms. McCorvey.
She went on to tell me how she met Weddington, and the circumstances of her life around the time the case got filed. Ms. McCorvey did not set out to make history. But Sarah Weddington, and Linda Coffee—the attorney working alongside her—did. Ms. McCorvey was just a pawn, more or less.
The very fact that she could not legally procure an abortion, and her ability to sign her name to a piece of paper to start her case were all Weddington and Coffee really needed from her. This is what Ms. McCorvey told me.
They had their eyes on a Supreme Court case before they even filed the case locally in Dallas. We all know how it played out, legally.
Ms. McCorvey grabbed me a copy of her autobiography, signed it for me, and let me keep it. However, by the end of the conversation, she made it clear to me that she doesn’t make a habit of discussing her case in depth, like she had with me.
I still treasure that talk with Norma McCorvey. I am confident not everyone was aware of all this about her, so I wanted to share this with the readers of this blog.
I ran into Ms. McCorvey from time to time, and I encourage you to continue to pray for her, as she has since passed away. And let us also pray that those others that are deeply entrenched in the abortion industry that they too would be converted out of there.
Finally, here is a pro-life commercial Norma McCorvey did, the Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade.
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