Her real name was Norma McCorvey, and she was the woman behind the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973 that changed the pregnancy landscape. We lost McCorvey Saturday of heart failure at 69 years old.

In 1971 under the pseudonym of Jane Roe she challenged the abortion law in Texas. In case you didn’t know, it was illegal to have an abortion there at the time. Her case made it up to the Supreme Court where she won the woman’s privacy rights case under the 14th Amendment. The decision came too late for her and she had the baby and put it up for adoption.

Change of heart

It wasn’t long after the groundbreaking decision that she became an anti-abortion, and instead became a right to life advocate.

In fact, she was arrested in 2009 at Notre Dame where then President Obama spoke in favor of abortion to students despite the protesting. In 2003 McCorvey filed a motion in Dallas to have the case overturned, saying there was new evidence that abortion hurt women. In 2004 the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans dismissed her motion.

This woman was victimized, exploited and plagued by abortion zealots as a young woman and she came to regret the decision that led to the deaths of now more than 58 million children. NARAL Pro-Choice America preyed on her most laying claim that McCorvey “lent her story” to the case of legalized abortion.

Right for life

The national director of Priests for life Frank Pavone had the privilege of “Norma’s conversion to Christianity, then to Catholicism” and was honored to be part of her journey.

She lamented on the now approximately 60 million children that have been lost to abortion in the United States since the ruling. Pavone, now a Roman Catholic Priest, has been actively protesting against abortion and especially the government funded Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood performs more abortions than any other clinic in the country. Contrary to their claim that only three percent of their business comes from abortions the facts suggest that the number is closer to 90%.

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