"Roe" Speaks

I know our liberal friends are very kindly advising us to make no issue of things like abortion and gay marriage during the 2008 campaign – ever solicitous of our conservative movement, liberals worry that if we campaign on these issues it might harm us at the polls – but it is good that Norma McCorvey, the “Roe” in “Roe v Wade” will let the American people know the truth about herself:

Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff “Jane Roe” in the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide, will appear in her first-ever television commercial to lament her role in the case.

Since the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, documented abortions have killed more than 50 million unborn babies in the U.S.

In the new commercial McCorvey says, “back in 1973 I was a very confused twenty-one year old with one child and facing an unplanned pregnancy. At the time I fought to obtain a legal abortion, but truth be told, I have three daughters and never had an abortion.”

“Upon knowing God,” she continues, “I realize that my case, which legalized abortion on demand, was the biggest mistake of my life.

“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.”

McCorvey is now an active Catholic.

The commercial is produced by Virtue Media, which describes itself as an organization “dedicated to producing and airing powerful and life-saving television, radio commercials and educational films.”

Susan Gerdvil, Communications Director at Virtue Media, told CNA that the organization is working with different pro-life groups to air the commercial but a broadcast is not yet scheduled.

One wonders what motivates people to do that – take a young, frightened woman and bamboozle her into being the instrument of legalised murder? I mean, do the people who did this feel good about themselves? Did they really go home after “Roe” was decided and say, “thank God – now poor, confused women who are feeling abandoned will be able to get rid of a child they think unwanted at the moment”? The people who organized the case and carried it forward – up to an including the Supreme Court Justices who issued their essentially pre-decided ruling – didn’t care about McCorvey; she was just a convenience…a prop is a play, as it were. Joined up with mostly cock-and-bull stories of “back alley” abortions, McCorvey was presented as someone who just wanted to make her own decisions regarding her “reproductive rights”…I was very young, then, but I do remember how midlly it was all put. It was just for the really hard cases; it was a matter of privacy; we must save women from the horrors of “back alley” abortions…but, as with all such liberal ideas of ditching Judeo-Christian morality, the result was very different from the advertisement.

The exception became the rule – rather than just being a few hard cases per year, the floodgates were opened up and groups like Planned Parenthood starting making bank off the procedure, and thus relentleslly propagandised about how quick, painless and liberating it was. The alleged back alley abortionist now became an abortion provider, and just hung out a shingle. A monstrous crime was set in motion which has murdered 50 million so far.

In the fullness of time this will all come to an end. Everything must be paid for, but those who advocated for this, who called it something worthy of protection and proclaimed it a basic human right, they will have to pay the Judge a very high price, indeed.