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Norma McCorvey has Died


Norma McCorvey; whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized abortion…but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure… died Saturday.

She was 69.


She probably got alot of hate mail from both sides of the issue. From the life crowd for opening this can of worms (even though it was the lawyers) and from the NOW crowd for turning against abortion. Tough spot to be in all around.

RIP Norma.

"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."


Her Biography reveals a very troubled Life, for sure.


That’s odd I don’t recall hearing about her passing or any of her thoughts above in the mainstream media. Gee…I wonder why?




Good job they did report on her passing I stand corrected. But, as I also said, and am apparently correct, her thoughts above were not reported. Yes, they reported that she had flipped sides. But, I didn’t read the impassioned words above, or anything like them in any of the articles that I scanned. Please correct me if I am wrong on this.

Thanks ED

Edit: Full quote above


You ARE consistent, my friend, even if wrong!

I will give you that!


If I am wrong and the above words, or similar words, were reported by the media please show me where my friend.


I don’t know if those words were reported or not, Zeb…my point was you stating that her death was not reported by the “MSLM”.


Keep in mind this is my original post:

“That’s odd I don’t recall hearing about her passing or any of her thoughts above in the mainstream media. Gee…I wonder why?”

I said I didn’t recall hearing of her passing but it was in fact reported as pointed out. Therefore, as I said, “I stand corrected”. However, I was apparently correct that her specific quote regarding her deepest feelings on abortion were NOT reported. Yet, you do not mention this, only the part where I was wrong. It’s almost like you have an agenda…Naw


Again…the death part was the only part I was responding to.

I have no “agenda” in particular…especially on the topic of Abortion (which I don’t even “discuss” in Private).


Yes, I am aware of that which begs the question, why didn’t you respond to the other part where I was apparently correct?

If this were baseball I’d be batting 500.



May she rest in the Peace of Christ.

I met her a couple of times and talked with her one on one for about a hour outside of a church tour she was doing. To say she was regretful of being the “Jane Roe” is an understatement. She became one of the most vigorous anti-abortion opponents I have ever known.
She showed me a poem she wrote to all the unborn babies that have been killed since the decision, she always kept it with her. It wasn’t great as poetry goes, but it was heartfelt and sorrowful and apologetic. She spent the rest of her life trying to fight that decision. Her conversion was absolute and resolute, it was no bullshit… She believed that abortion was murder, period. And on that fight, she was unapologetic.
She told me her whole story, from how she got involved with the abortion movement, to her conversion, to her fight to end the practice. She was an interesting lady. She’s certainly the most famous historical figure I have ever met.

Perhaps you should have titled it, “Jane Roe has died” I don’t know if many folks knew her real name. All the same, she fought the good fight and I hope she is at peace now.


She had a troubled past, after her conversion she was regretful of her past, but 100% committed to her mission to reverse the decision. She was on a mission and only death would stop her. Which it finally did. She smoked like a chimney, I am not surprised she passed at 69.


They definitely understated her anti-abortion passion and mission. She was extremely passionate in a way that cannot be overstated…


Sorry Mufasa, by not even discussing in private you actually do have an agenda.

Not discussing controversial topics in public or private.

For your information, I typed this before I saw zeb1’s comments below.


Could not have been said better pat. I can only add “AMEN.”


So be it.

I’ll have to live with that.

Perhaps you have a different meaning for the word “discussion”; but it seems to me that abortion is rarely (if ever) a topic that is “discussed”.


It is often outright suggested in certain groups when a woman has an untimely pregnancy. For the cold hearted it is just a matter of convenience.

Abortion is the sacrament of the feminist church. A child has no rights up to and including its due date. Just ask Hillary.


@Basement_Gainz, if you don’t mind my asking, what is your position concerning the death penalty?