Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"Roe" of Roe v Wade AND "Doe" of Doe v Bolton- Both Pro-life Activists Now

Well, the memorial of Roe v Wade has passed and I have taken some time to collect and integrate my thoughts after hearing so many more talks and reading so many more articles than usual.

One of the articles that impacted me most was realizing that both women who fought hard to legalize abortion (Norma McCorvey "Jane Roe" of Roe v Wade and Sandra Cano "Jane Doe" of Doe v Bolton) no longer support abortion and wish these decisions were revoked.

The Doe v Bolton case made abortion legal up to nine months, at the discretion of the states. However, Sandra Cano said she was forced to sign an affidavit agreeing to an abortion she didn't want to have and even tried to flee the state to prevent abortion. The irony of this situation is that one of the most famous "victories" for the pro-choice movement didn't involve a choice at all.

“No one should have a right to kill their children. No mother should ever want to do so,” she said, describing her case as a “covenant with death.” -Sandra Cano (Jane Doe)

Norma McCorvey "Jane Roe" was a pro-choice activist who worked at abortion clinics. Once, she was on her cigarette break and struck up a conversation with an "operation rescue" preacher and in time was converted, baptized and became a pro-life activist.

Over the past forty years, the two women who sparked the landmark pro-abortion legislation have both re-thought it and had a dramatic change of heart.  

It's not impossible to hope that our country won't be too far behind.

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