Norma McCorvey (1947-2017) is better known as “Jane Roe” from the famous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling in 1973. After the Supreme Court ruled that state laws that banned abortion were unconstitutional, Norma revealed she had not attended any of the hearings for her case over the three years of trials.
In 1995, Norma had a change of heart. She became a Christian and began to work for Operation Rescue, a pro-life organization. Later in 1998 after the release of her second book, she converted to Catholicism and went on to be a prominent activist in the pro-life movement.
Here are eleven memorable quotes from her time as a pro-life activist.
“I deeply regret the damage my original case caused women. I want the Supreme Court to examine the evidence and have a spirit of justice for women and children.”
“We live in a society today where these children can be wanted children. Even if you don’t want to keep this child after you’ve had it, there’s plenty of young couples out there that want children.”
“Father God, we just ask You to open Your wide, wide arms and look down upon us, Lord, and lead us, and let us know what should do to stop this terrible, terrible holocaust.”
” I am serving the Lord and helping women save babies”
“It’s not you body, it’s not your choice, because you got that from God. He gave that to you.”
“I looked at a fetal development chart at the Operation Rescue Office in Dallas. I had a lot of emotions stirring up inside of me. That’s when I decided that it was wrong in any stage of pregnancy.”
“You read about me in history books, but now I am dedicated to spreading the truth about preserving the dignity of all human life from natural conception to natural death.”
“My case was wrongfully decided, and has caused great harm to the women and children of our nation.”
“I was the Jane Roe of Roe vs. Wade, but Jane Roe has been laid to rest.”
“I looked at a fetal development chart at the Operation Rescue Office in Dallas. I had a lot of emotions stirring up inside of me. That’s when I decided that it [abortion] was wrong in any stage of pregnancy.”