I feel that in her death, Norma McCorvey, Roe of ‘Roe v Wade’ is being misrepresented.
My facts are a little uncertain here. I am remembering from an interview I heard a long time ago, but I believe that it was not really Norma McCorvey’s wish to be the person who challenge the anti-abortion laws. Rather, she was approached by people seeking an opportunity to bring a test case and to open up years of baby killing.
The BBC and possible other are reporting that “The ruling in January 1973 came after McCorvey, then a 25-year-old single woman under the pseudonym “Jane Roe”, challenged the criminal abortion laws in Texas that ruled abortion was unconstitutional, except in cases where the mother’s life was in danger.”
This reporting makes it sound as though she wanted to challenge the abortion laws. However, I believe there were others who wanted to challenge this law, and they paid Norma McCorvey to allow her case to be used.
Praise God, Norma McCorvey became a Christian and now knows the freedom of forgiveness.
Norma McCorvey present with the Lord, 18 February 2017.