Norma Jean McCorvey, whose book Won by Love we read as a book club selection in 2007 (she converted to Catholicism), has publicly dedicated the rest of her life to overturning the Supreme Court decision which bears her name……..
Jane Roe, whose legal name is Norma McCorvey was seeking to end an abusive relationship and divorce her husband when in 1970 a young pro-abortion lawyer named Sarah Weddington entered her life.
Weddington and another attorney named Linda Coffee persuaded McCorvey to become the plaintiff in a case they were mounting against the District Attorney of Dallas (Wade) which would remove restrictions made by the states to limit abortions.
The 2 attorneys argued that “Jane Roe” had been raped and should not be prevented by the state of Texas in her quest to obtain a legal abortion.
McCorvey had never been raped and never actually had an abortion either. But the political and cultural forces that swept the case along toward its catastrophic conclusion were powerful and they won the day.
It’s been 40 years since that 1973 decision that removed the states’ right to outlaw abortions.
In the intervening years:
- McCorvey worked hard for the abortion industry
- Weddington and other feminists celebrated her role as the youngest attorney to win at the Supreme Court
- Justice Harry Blackmun would go on to discuss the infamous case before his death, admitting that the “right to privacy” was fabricated by numerous powerful forces
- a New York abortionist named Bernard Nathanson would be one of the first activists to begin searching for the truth about what takes place in the womb during an abortion by producing a movie called The Silent Scream.
- McCorvey turned her back on the abortion industry she once defended after she was “Won by Love” and formed several friendships with Operation Rescue workers.
HT to Lifesite News! Read more about the companion case to Roe vs. Wade: Doe vs. Bolton, and how both plaintiffs denounced the violence of abortion and the industry that promotes it.