Legacy After Roe Redemptively Lives On

To The Reader’s Forum:

“I think that it is safe to say that the entire abortion industry is based on a lie. I am dedicated the rest of my life to the undoing of the law that bears my name,” stated Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff of the rogue Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. Nearly one year ago, Norma died on February 19 at age 69. With January 22 marking yet another regrettable anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I think it’s very fitting to simply let her speak in her own words: “Upon knowing God, I realized that my case, which legalized abortion on demand, was the biggest mistake of my life. You see, abortion has eliminated [millions] of innocent babies in the U.S. alone since 1973. Abortion scars an untold number of post-abortive mothers and fathers and families, too. I believe that I was used and abused by the court system in America. Instead of helping women in Roe v. Wade, I brought destruction to me and millions of women throughout the nation.”

Repenting for her part in the evil of abortion, she became “dedicated to spreading the truth about preserving the dignity of all human life from natural conception to natural death.” At the dedication of the National Memorial for the Unborn in Chattanooga, Tennessee, her words spoken there are cast in bronze saying, “I am Norma McCorvey. I became known as Jane Roe on January 22, 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court released the Roe v. Wade decision which created a woman’s ‘right to abortion.’ I am now a Child of God, a new creature in Christ. I am forgiven and redeemed. Today, I publicly recant my involvement in the tragedy of abortion. I humbly ask forgiveness of the millions of women and unborn babies who have experienced the violence of abortion. In this place of healing, the National Memorial for the Unborn, I stand with those who honor the worth of every unborn child as created in the image of God. I will strive in the name of Jesus, to end this holocaust. NORMA McCORVEY March 23, 1997”

Feeling kicked to the curb after being used by the abortion activists, Norma eternally basks in the glory of redemption with her Savior, Jesus.

Here on earth the work to restore the right-to-life for the unborn continues. Locally, Choose Life of Jamestown compassionately helps mothers and their children in a society which regards the unborn as objects for destruction and unworthy of legal protection.

The Rev. Mel McGinnis