Saturday, February 18, 2017

Norma McCorvey 'Jane Roe' Dead at 69

The "Jane Roe" of the infamous case, Roe vs Wade has passed away at the age of 69. "Roe" later on after the case revealed her real name, Norma McCorvey. McCorvey was born on September 22, 1947 in Louisiana.

At the age of 13, her father left home which eventually led to divorce. Norma and her brother were left with their mother Mildred who suffered from alcoholism. She had a troublesome childhood. However, she would become famous when she took the state of Texas to court demanding the right to privacy and abortion. The case went to the Supreme Court and would forever be known as "Roe Vs Wade." The court decided in favor of "Roe" making abortion legal in the United States of America. The decision is held in high regard among radical feminists and those who call themselves pro-choice. Ironically, McCorvey never had an abortion.  She fought hard to get her name far away from the evil legacy of abortion.


Norma McCorvey was at one time, a lesbian who lived with long-time partner, Connie Gonzales. In 1994, she became a Born-Again Christian, but later on, entered the Catholic Church after working with Father Frank Pavone of Priests For Life. Father Pavone received her into the Church on August 17, 1998. Consequently, she renounced her lesbianism and worked hard to overturn the court case she was a part of. She regretted the decision and wanted it overturned. You can read more of her conversion here: www.priestsforlife.org/columns/conversionofnorma.html. Father Pavone tweeted this today:



Norma McCorvey made a big mistake in 1973 with "Roe vs Wade." However, she repented and followed the Lord as a Catholic. She is testament that even the hardest of hearts can convert. If the lady who brought about the legalization of abortion can convert, so can stubborn pro-abortion advocates. God works wonders and is merciful. Now Norma can pray to the Lord and ask for an end to abortion now that she has gone to meet Him.




Norma McCorvey was called home to the Lord today succumbing to heart failure after battling pneumonia. Eternal rest grant to her Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May Norma McCorvey rest in peace.





Source: 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/norma-mccorvey-jane-roe-of-roe-v-wade-decision-legalizing-abortion-dies-at-69/2017/02/18/24b83108-396e-11e6-8f7c-d4c723a2becb_story.html?utm_term=.8676b88c6ee4 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/obituaries/norma-mccorvey-dead-roe-v-wade.html 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/18/515972447/norma-mccorvey-roe-of-landmark-roe-v-wade-ruling-on-abortion-dies-at-69 

http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/norma-mccorvey-jane-roe-of-roe-v-wade-passes-away/



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