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No More Roe

by  Eric Lyons, M.Min.

Although she recanted her views about abortion seven years ago, relatively few people know that “Jane Roe,” the pseudonym that Norma McCorvey assumed as the lead plaintiff in the infamous Roe v. Wade case, no longer supports abortion. In fact, she now adamantly opposes the slaughtering of innocent babies. In May 2002, just twenty minutes from our offices at Apologetics Press, Ms. McCorvey told of her “conversion” story before a crowd of 350 people. McCorvey informed her listeners that after over twenty years of supporting the pro-abortion platform, she finally saw the error of her ways. What did it take? McCorvey indicated that the “straw that broke the camel’s back” came while she was working in an abortion clinic and instructed to enter a room where aborted fetuses were kept. Her assignment was to count the body parts of an infant that had just been aborted—to make sure the doctor had retrieved the entire baby from the mother’s womb. McCorvey, who had worked in at least four abortion clinics, stated, “I went back to the parts room, and I looked at this tiny little infant, and I freaked” (as quoted in McGrew, 2002).

The woman who symbolized a woman’s right to have an abortion now sees abortion for the heinous sin that really is—the sacrifice of innocent blood (cf. Proverbs 6:17). She now understands how barbaric it is to tear an infant from his mother’s womb, literally shredding the child into “parts.” McCorvey not only has seen the error of her ways, but she currently spends much of her time helping women save babies, rather than encouraging them to slaughter them (“Who is Jane,” 1998). I believe that if more pro-abortionists would allow themselves to see what Norma McCorvey saw firsthand, they would “swap sides” as well.

If “Jane Roe,” the onetime leading spokeswoman for abortion, could change the error of her ways, then undoubtedly our elected representatives and Supreme Court Justices could do the same. Let us pray to the Almighty regarding this matter, and encourage our government officials to uphold the value of human life by one day reversing the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.


McGrew, Jannel (2002), “ ‘Jane Roe’ Tells Story of Change at Fund-raiser,” Prattville Progress, May 1.

“Who is ‘Jane Roe’?” (1998), [On-line], URL:

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