In 1971, Attorney Sarah Weddington argued before the U.S. Supreme Court for plaintif “Jane Roe” in the infamous Roe v. Wade case. Sarah was an ambitious, bright 26 year old attorney who continues to boast of her “success” that she says, “I was very concious of how the fate of many women, for many years, would be resting, in part, on my arguments.” Listen to her complete story (3:34 min) via AOL video link below.
Sarah feels good about her accomplishment. But, what’s the rest of the story?
Her client, “Jane Roe”, Norma McCorvey, never had an abortion. Norma worked in abortion clinics until she had a supernatural encounter with her Creator. You can read Norma’s story in “Won by Love “, available from Amazon.com.
I was sitting in O.R.’s offices when I noticed a fetal development poster. The progression was so obvious, the eyes were so sweet. It hurt my heart, just looking at them. I ran outside and finally, it dawned on me. ‘Norma’, I said to myself, ‘They’re right’. I had worked with pregnant women for years. I had been through three pregnancies and deliveries myself. I should have known. Yet something in that poster made me lose my breath. I kept seeing the picture of that tiny, 10-week-old embryo, and I said to myself, that’s a baby! It’s as if blinders just fell off my eyes and I suddenly understood the truth — that’s a baby!
I felt crushed under the truth of this realization. I had to face up to the awful reality. Abortion wasn’t about ‘products of conception’. It wasn’t about ‘missed periods’. It was about children being killed in their mother’s wombs. All those years I was wrong. Signing that affidavit, I was wrong. Working in an abortion clinic, I was wrong. No more of this first trimester, second trimester, third trimester stuff. Abortion — at any point — was wrong. It was so clear. Painfully clear.” – Norma McCorvey
I genuinely appreciate Sarah’s concern for pregnant women facing hardship. Back in the 70’s we knew plaintif’s pseudonym, ‘Jane Roe’, and later her real name, Norma.
The child Norma carried during this trial was her third who was not aborted and was adopted out. All three of her children have names.
Norma became a Christian through the ministry of Operation Rescue leader Flip Benham.
A credible estimate of unborn children lawfully aborted since that infamous 7-2 decision is 55,581,615. Why are these unfortunate, innocent children buried in the news of the day, while the slaughter of 20 innocents in Newtown, CT continue to headline news stories? How are the 55+ million different from the 20? Answer: The Newtown 20 had names.
The moment you learn of a pregnancy, I encourage you to quickly name the child and speak the name to the unborn’s mother.