“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