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‘Roe’ had a change of heart

Abortion is irreversible; many women have second thoughts

Pro-abortion activists want women to think the 1973 Supreme Court ruling known as Roe v. Wade is, without question, a good thing. It is not, of course.

And the pro-abortion forces would prefer you not know that for years, one of their staunchest opponents was the woman behind Roe v. Wade.

Her name was Norma McCorvey. Her attempt to get an abortion in 1969 made her the plaintiff, identified by another name, of the case decided by the high court in 1973. McCorvey was “Jane Roe.”

She died Feb. 18 in Dallas, Texas, at 69 years of age.

Years after winning the landmark case, McCorvey became a Christian and thought about what she had done. She confessed that when she told the court she became pregnant as a result of being raped, she was lying.

And McCorvey became an outspoken opponent of abortion.

McCorvey led an exceedingly troubled life. Her change of heart regarding abortion was criticized roundly by some.

But what happened to her made an important point — that abortion is the irreversible taking of a human life, and that women can have second thoughts after terminating their pregnancies.

Those, too, are things the pro-abortion crowd don’t want Americans to think about.

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