Jane Roe: Did She Really Turn Pro-life?

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by Paul Murano  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 21, 2020   

Controversy swirls with new documentary

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Controversy swirls as a new documentary is released on the life of Norma McCorvey, "Jane Roe" of Roe v. Wade.

After living a tough life and being used by lawyers to legalize abortion in 1973, Norma converted to Christianity. 

Or did she?

Before her death she is seen as claiming protestant evangelical leaders used her, like the pro-abortion movement did before that.

Reverend Flip Benham, who baptized McCorvey, does not disagree. 

In the documentary, she says she was paid and told what to say by the evangelicals.

Later in life, McCorvey converted to Catholicism under the spiritual guidance of Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life

Fr. Pavone insists her conversion to becoming a pro-life Catholic was genuine.

Pro-life leaders Abby Johnson and Lila Rose refute the documentary, believing McCorvey was, once again, manipulated for political ends.

Ironically, the other plaintiff involved with legalizing abortion, Sandra Cano, "Mary Doe" of Doe vs. Bolton, was staunchly pro-life at the time of the ruling, as she told the U.S. Senate in 2005, and she remained that way until the last day of her life.

We may never know in this life the complicated heart and mind of Norma McCorvey.

But we do know the legacy that bears her pseudonym continues to passionately unfold. 

For hundreds of millions of innocents, and for civilization itself, it's a matter of life and death.

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