It’s a Child. Not a Choice.


“I don’t think there is a good reason for an abortion….“It’s not your body, it’s not your choice, because you got that from God.  He gave it to you.”

Guess who said that?

Not the Pope. Not a preacher.  Not a politician.  It was Norma McCorvey.  Don’t know her?  She was a Texas woman who at age 21 was pregnant for the third time.  She worked at a low paying job.  And Norma didn’t need another child.

She lived at a time before abortions were legal.  So she lied and said she was raped, since Texas laws allowed abortions in such situations.  However, her scheme failed.  She tried to get an illegal abortion. But was unsuccessful.  She gave birth to the child, who was eventually adopted. However, her situation led to a law suit.

Yes Norma McCorvey is Jane Roe the plaintiff in Roe v Wade.

Today is the 40th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.  That epic decision has now left 55 million babies dead.  And many women scarred for life.  Physically. Mentally.  Emotionally.  And spiritually.

Ironically, Norma McCorvey has left the pro-choice movement and has become active in pro-life.  She has written two books.  And even asked for Roe v Wade to be overturned, but the appeal was denied.

Norma said her change occurred in 1995 while she was working in a clinic in Dallas.  Operation Rescue opened an office next door and she became friends with Philip “Flip” Benham whose stance against abortion was based on the Bible.  One day a chart showing a baby’s development caught Norma’s eye, and she became convinced abortion was wrong.

McCorvey would later admit that she had been used by liberal lawyers to advance their cause.  And has charged the Doctors in clinics to be more concerned about their profits, than people who are hurt.  She now looks at that which is in the womb as a child, not a mere fetus.

Advocates of abortion like to speak of a woman’s fetus, as if it’s some inanimate clump of tissue.  Of course it depends upon the context. When the media reported that Kate Middletown was pregnant no one referred to the unborn child as “the royal fetus”!  It was the “royal child” or the “royal baby”, although the Duchess is in the very early stages of her pregnancy.

The Bible uses the expression “with child” 26 times to refer to pregnant women.  The term fetus is never used.  Luke, the physician, records that Elisabeth, the mother of John the Immerser, conceived a son (1:35).  In verse 41 the doctor wrote “the baby leaped in her womb.”  The baby!  Not the fetus!  It is the same Greek word that Luke uses to describe  Jesus after he was born (2:12, 16).  God views the unborn baby and the newborn baby in the same way.  Both are living human beings.

In the midst of his suffering Job cries out, “Or why was I not hidden like a stillborn child, Like infants who never saw light?” (3:16).  The unborn child is called an infant!

In describing the greatness of Jehovah’s power and majesty, the Psalmist, David, describes himself as a person, unborn in his mother’s womb.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;  your works are wonderful,I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Ps 139:13-16)  

On this ignominious anniversary these words from Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe, should be both illuminating and disturbing: “The holocaust against the unborn is the greatest sin they could ever do or even ever participate in.”

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

To see and hear from Norma “Jane Roe” McCorvey, click this link.

Also here is an eye-opening article that quotes physicians who perform abortions


Filed under Abortion, America, Culture, Morality

18 responses to “It’s a Child. Not a Choice.

  1. Justin Lewis

    Thank you Mr W. I’m going to post this on my Facebook if you don’t mind


  2. I’ve commented on this topic multiple times, and I try every time to see it from the Pro-life point of view. Now, please understand, I would never abort a child. But I refuse to have anyone tell me that I can or can not abort. We, as men and women, are allowed a choice and it is that person’s responsibility to make the right one. I am pro-choice with the attitude that all lives are to be valued. I respect other opinions, but it is impossible for me to give someone else the right to decide what I do with my body.


  3. Abortion is murder, plain & simple. It is also the greatest sin we can commit here on earth-just after rejecting God’s gift of redemption-JESUS. Just as Abel was murdered by Cain and his blood cried out from the ground, so cries out the blood of 55 million aborted infants! Can we not see the LUNACY and hypocrisy of calling it a ‘choice’ and not a child? There was a time in this country that we protected Eagle eggs. It was a FEDERAL OFFENSE to tamper with or destroy an eagle’s egg. Why? Because EVERYONE KNEW that the eggs contained baby eagles! They didn’t call them eagle fetus’, or globs of tissue, they called them baby eagles-and they were BY LAW!-protected. Can we offer the same protection to unborn CHILDREN? By God’s Word, we are told to provide for orphans & widows-this includes unborn, unwanted (or ‘unplanned’) babies. When we sit by and do nothing-allowing this bane upon our society to continue, we are as guilty of murder as those actually DOING the abortion.

    Don’t get me wrong, our God is forgiving and loving, and so should we be, but He is also JUST. He will not allow this holocaust to continue forever. There will come a day when we will answer-as a nation, and as individuals-‘what did YOU do about the murder of my innocents?’ What will you be able to answer Him?
    The line in the sand is becoming broader and more visible every DAY. Be sure you know upon which side of it you are standing-because it may be an ETERNAL ‘choice’!


  4. I am always amazed when folks claim they are “pro-life” but don’t feel they have the right to “dictate” to others regarding their “right” regarding their own bodies. Well, we aren’t just talking about a woman’s body. We are also talking about another’s body… the baby. A pregnant woman’s body is, indeed, her body. But within her is another person. This body is NOT hers. It belongs to another who also has as much right to live as she. To kill a child once it is born is recognized by all as murder. Can we not see that to kill the child while helpless in the womb is equally an act of murder? Abortion is almost universally done for the convenience of the mother, so she will not be “burdened” with an unwanted child. If we accept this premise (and the number of legal abortions proves we as a society do), then why not allow mothers to kill unwanted babies after they are born as well? The answer to an unwanted child is adoption, not murder. Of course, moral responsibility and godly behavior would virtually eliminate the “unwanted pregnancy” problem. God’s way IS the best way after all!


  5. Janice Cielo

    The answer to an unwanted child is abstinence. I truly wish people realized the huge responsibility that is involved with having sex before marriage. I know it is hard and much more emphasis needs to be placed on helping men and women think about what could happen from an impulse of lust.


  6. Amy

    The infamous anniversary of Roe vs Wade prompted me to have these precious dead babies on my mind all day long, and my heart just aches for them. I wonder how much longer our God will permit this holocaust on our most helpless to continue. Thank you for having the courage to write about a very controversial subject.


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