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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Norma McCorvey Takes Pro-Life Message to Television

 'Jane Roe' of Roe v. Wade records first TV spot.


Norma McCorvey — known as Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade — has just finished her first television spot. As Jane Roe, she was the icon for abortion; now, McCorvey wants to be known for protecting life.


“In 1973, I was a very confused 21-year-old, with one child, and facing an unplanned pregnancy," she says in the ad. "At the time, I fought to obtain a legal abortion, but truth be told, I have three daughters and have never had an abortion.”


McCorvey goes on to share that she’s a Christian and that being involved in Roe v. Wade was the biggest mistake of her life.


“You read about me in the history books, but now I’m dedicated to spreading the truth about preserving the dignity of all human life, from natural conception to natural death," she says.


Jonathan Saenz, staff attorney at the Liberty Legal Institute, applauded McCorvey for spreading the truth about abortion.


“It’s so wonderful to see Norma McCorvey taking such a strong stand, being so vocal, and so public on one of the most important issues of our time," he said. “If Norma can see the truth, there’s no reason why the rest of the country and our courts shouldn’t embrace the truth (that) abortion ends the life of an unborn child.” 


Source: Family News in Focus

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