The Lie That Brought us ‘Roe v. Wade’
It’s taken a long time, but pro-life forces are gaining ground at the state level. While states like Virginia and New York have sanctioned child killing, states like Georgia and Alabama have outlawed most abortions.
There will be another legal fight. Most likely the case will be sent to the Supreme Court where none unelected judges will make a life and death decision. The decision will most likely come down to one vote. There are five solid pro-abortion votes on the Court. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the assured pro-abortion vote. I’m sure she is lamenting not retiring during Barack Obama’s administration.
The pro-abortion forces will make abortion a key policy issue for the 2020 election. It’s all going to come to how voters will vote. Will Christians go to the polls or will they stay home because they don’t have a perfect candidate?
The following article by Dr. Jerry Newcombe tells the story of Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade. Like so much of Leftist policy advocacy, the case was manufactured and structured on a series of lies.
The goal of the new strict Alabama abortion law is to potentially overturn Roe v. Wade. The law would penalize abortion doctors, and it contains no exception clauses, except for the life and health of the mother.
In all the brouhaha about the new Alabama law, there is a long-stilled voice that has been forgotten. That of the repentant Roe of Roe v. Wade.
Norma McCorvey was the Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade. After converting to Christ and the pro-life position (about 15 years after the Supreme Court decision), she proclaimed to the world that the whole case had been based on lies. Chief among the lies was that she was raped (gang-raped at that), and that was why she needed an abortion.
By the time Roe v. Wade was decided on January 22, 1973, Norma had already had her baby (a girl), whom she gave up for adoption. Justice William Rehnquist, one of two dissenters in the decision, voted against it because it was a moot point. Roe’s baby had already been born.
The opinion of Roe of Roe v. Wade is significant for the abortion debate, including the Alabama law, because abortion was accepted on a wide scale throughout the country, only by judicial fiat. It was not something “we the people” voted on.
Look at how divided the country continues to be about abortion. Well, why not? We the people did not decide that case on that fateful Monday. Dissenting Justice Byron White, the only Justice appointed by JFK, said that Roe was an “act of raw judicial power.”
Those who live by court decisions should die by court decisions. And Roe herself, after her pro-life and Christian conversion, tried to legally overturn Roe v. Wade since it was all based on lies. Therefore, if the new Alabama law helps overturn Roe, so be it.
Yet one person called the Alabama law “a major step towards the death of democracy.” Oh brother. The Constitution shows that the courts, including the Supreme Court, were never designed to legislate or execute our laws.
There obviously was a time when Roe favored abortion. She was in opposition to Henry Wad — the pro-life attorney general of Texas, where Norma was living at the time of the lawsuit that worked its way up to the High Court.
In an interview with D. James Kennedy Ministries television, she said, “My story began many, many years ago in 1969 when I found myself pregnant, on the streets. I was into drugs, and I really didn’t have any other alternatives in line. I did not believe in God, and I’d fallen away from the church at a very early age.”
Jumping ahead, change came about because of new neighbors moving in. Unwelcome neighbors at first. What transformed her was meeting a little girl who truly loved God.
In retrospect, when I look back on those days, and I see what a sad person I was, I have to really kind of smile and think about little Emily: a little seven-year-old girl who came up to me at my office one day and told me that if I knew God that I wouldn’t be going to the place downstairs. She befriended me when Operation Rescue moved in next door to the abortion clinic where I worked. And at first, I didn’t like them there because they reminded me of what we were doing. I worked in an abortion clinic. We killed children for a living.
She added, “I was a child-killer. I was an executioner.…There’s a fellow in the Bible; his name was Baal. He was into child sacrifice, and that’s basically what you’re doing out there today — you are sacrificing your child for a career or high school or college.”
Norma found forgiveness through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, who died for sinners, paying the penalty for our sins, for those who believe: “And I think once you’re forgiven by God, you should forgive yourself. But then you really should not put yourself in that kind of situation either.”
Norma warns against what happens in an abortion: “You are totally different after you’ve had an abortion. Abortion kind of sucks your soul dry; it makes you a very angry person inside, from what I’ve seen.”
This is why for the last several years of her life until her death in 2017, Norma McCorvey fought against abortion on demand. She would have welcomed Alabama’s new law to undo the damage of Roe.
She said: “We want the child-killing to stop…. There are other alternatives, other than abortion; there’s adoption…. We don’t want to see Roe v. Wade to be the law of the land anymore. We want our children back.”
Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., is an on-air host/senior producer for D. James Kennedy Ministries. He has written/co-written 31 books, e.g., The Unstoppable Jesus Christ, American Amnesia: Is American Paying the Price for Forgetting God?, What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (w/ D. James Kennedy) & the bestseller, George Washington’s Sacred Fire (w/ Peter Lillback) djkm.org @newcombejerry www.jerrynewcombe.com