Letter: Death of an icon
On Feb. 18, an advocate for both pro-choice and pro-lifers died. Norma McCorvey was the Jane Roe of the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion on demand.
In 1969, Norma was pregnant with her third child. Since abortions were illegal in Texas, she contacted two female activist lawyers to assist her with the adoption of her baby. With her permission, the lawyers pursued the quest to legalize abortion. Norma became the poster child for the SCOTUS ruling. Roe v Wade made these two women famous, but can you name them now?
Fast forward 20 years where Norma has been working at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Texas for $6 an hour. After seeing all the aborted babies in the freezer awaiting destruction, she overcame her initial beliefs on abortion. She always thought that abortions were a necessity for unwanted pregnancies.
Although she herself never had an abortion, she regretted her involvement in the legalization of abortion on demand. She later made her name synonymous with the pro-life movement where she helped and counseled pregnant women.
Abortions are legal and are preformed daily at the largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.
So everyone has a heroine in Norma McCorvey. She was both a sinner and a saint, representing both sides of the abortion debate.
I know she is with me as I prayerfully picket in front of Planned Parenthood every week for the past six years. Norma McCorvey is one of the many mothers who love and care for all the pre-born babies.
God bless you, Norma McCorvey.
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