The woman who played a central role in the legalization of abortion in the U.S., now claims she is pro-life.
Norma McCorvey, who, as Jane Roe served as the plaintiff in the class action Roe vs. Wade (the Supreme Court case that won the day for pro-abortionists in the U.S.), had always been portrayed as a hero for “women’s rights.”
Until recently, she had worked at a Dallas abortuary. While in there, she got a chance to see the babies after they were aborted and realized they were human beings.
She also had frequent run-ins with Rev. Flip Benham of Operation Rescue. Mr. Benham convinced her to quit her job and recently baptized her.
Though McCorvey denounces her pro-abortion past, she has not come all the way to a true pro-life position. She is involved in a lesbian relationship and still believes that first-trimester abortions are acceptable. Pro-lifers are somewhat bewildered as to why she is calling herself pro-life but Rev. Benham isn’t worried about her theology, “You just watch what God does in her life as she follows Him.” More importantly to Benham, she was once a huge icon to pro-abortionists, who are now having a very difficult time dismissing their one-time hero.
“She was pregnant and didn’t want to be. That was her total involvement in the case,” said Sarah Weddington, her lawyer in Roe vs. Wade. “All Jane Roe ever did was sign a one-page affidavit.”
To many of her ex-friends she is now just an attention seeking, ex-drug addict who has lived out her usefulness to the women’s movement.