By Ryan Bomberger, co-founder of The Radiance Foundation
The abortion industry kills, distorts and exploits. Over 60 million lives have been slaughtered in the United States because seven Supremely wrong justices decided, yet again, that all humans are not created equal. By distorting the Constitution, those seven white men (I only say that because it’s the one form of “white patriarchy” that liberals celebrate) gave abortion profiteers the license to kill, for any reason, throughout the entire pregnancy. This included partial birth abortion. This power was given, on the same day in 1973, by the unconstitutional Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions.
Today, Big Abortion (especially through America’s big hoax, Planned Parenthood) distorts basic science, history, and statistics just as much as the Roe court. They get away with it because our news media is chronically dishonest, aborting the truth with every publication of #fakenews. Mainstream media merely provides free ad space for “prochoice” political machinery.
Women are able to be legally exploited by an abortion industry that profits from propagandizing them that they are only equal through the violence of abortion.
Norma McCorvey, aka “Jane Roe”, was one of millions exploited by the billion-dollar institution. She just happened to be the hero of the pro-abortion movement, well, until she was no longer needed by her lawyer, Sarah Weddington. (The same happened to Sandra Cano, the “Doe” in Doe v. Bolton, who eventually tried to overturn the case because she was tricked to sign papers for an abortion she never wanted.) Norma describes in her own testimony: “I was chosen [to sign the affidavit] because Sarah Weddington needed someone who would sign the paper and fade into the background, never coming out and always keeping silent.”
Norma was drug-addicted and living a shattered life. Neither abortion nor abortion advocacy solves brokenness, no matter the form. She needed someone to love her out of her circumstances, not keep her where she was. “Sarah saw these cuts on my wrists, my swollen eyes from crying, the miserable person sitting across from her, and she knew she had a patsy,” Norma recalls in a New York Times story (just before her prolife transformation).
Here’s something that #fakenews won’t tell you. Norma never had an abortion. She placed three of her birth children for adoption, including the daughter with whom she was pregnant that served as the catalyst for Roe. Norma falsely claimed that she had been gang-raped in an attempt to overcome Texas’ abortion prohibition. It was the lie that catapulted the radical “abortion-rights” movement to a receptive and deceptive Supreme Court. I know a little about the 1% that is used to justify 100% of abortions. I was actually conceived in rape.
The pro-abortion faux feminist movement didn’t care what lie they told, which women they exploited, and how many lives would be destroyed. They were determined to get the Supreme Court to rule like it did in Dred Scott—that some humans simply aren’t equal and can be (mis)treated like property. The Dred Scott v. Sanford ruling asserted that those enslaved of my complexion “were not citizens” and therefore not afforded the protections of the Constitution. Those seven justices also declared that Congress had no power to ban slavery. The Republican-led Congress defied that ruling and passed the 13th Amendment banning slavery as an institution and the 14th Amendment acknowledging the humanity and citizenship of black Americans. Seven justices were just as wrong in 1973 as they were in 1857.
Norma’s life was one of abuse, neglect, sexual molestation, and sexual confusion. Abortion activists only continued the abuse. In the end, it was prolifers who cared about her as an entire human being—mind, body and soul. She experienced a transformation that’s possible for anyone involved in the abortion industry (just ask Abby Johnson and those involved with her ministry And Then There Were None). Norma described how that transformational Hope was shared through the daughter of Operation Rescue’s office manager, Ronda Mackey. Years prior, Ronda was pressured by her family and fiancée to abort her daughter, Emily, who was conceived outside of marriage. Ronda refused. “Emily’s blatant affection, frequent hugs, and direct pursuit disarmed me,” Norma recalled.
Never let anyone look down on you because you are young (1 Timothy 4:12). This was reality for little Emily. A girl that was almost aborted touched the heart of the woman who would feel responsible for millions of abortions in this country.
Norma affectionately describes how Emily continually asked her to go church. That little child and the Operation Rescue volunteers always showed Norma love, no matter how vile the response. Norma finally agreed and went to Hillcrest Church one Sunday in July 1995. She came out forever changed. She gave her life to the Lord–the God of healing and wholeness, the God who doesn’t hold a Supreme Court ruling against you or any other wrong you feel you’ve committed. Repentance, redemption and redirection are beautiful things.
“I just want to undo all the evil I’ve done in this world. I’m so sorry, God. I’m so, so sorry. As far as abortion is concerned, I just want to undo it. I want it all to just go away,” Norma expressed with such conviction in her heart-wrenching testimony.
She soon launched Roe No More Ministry to try to abort the ruling that carried her name. Norma filed a motion through The Justice Foundation to overturn the landmark case. Though the judicial effort failed, her passion to protect human life never did.
“I felt crushed under the truth of this realization. I had to face up to the awful reality. Abortion wasn’t about ‘products of conception.’ It wasn’t about ‘missed periods.’ It was about children being killed in their mother’s wombs. All those years I was wrong. Signing that affidavit, I was wrong. Working in an abortion clinic, I was wrong. No more of this first trimester, second trimester, third trimester stuff. Abortion–at any point–was wrong. It was so clear. Painfully clear.” These words are from a life that was changed—Norma McCorvey—from someone who finally came to understand the difference between being empowered and being fooled by those in power.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, is beyond the transformational Hope that Christ brings. The Prolife movement lost a champion on February 18th, 2017, but we are blessed with her powerful story of redemption and her tireless efforts to defend human life. She’s now with the One who made her a new creation. She truly is Roe no more.