Today, on the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, Norma McCorvey, aka “Jane Roe”, gave her endorsement to Congressman Ron Paul for President. The announcement was made in Washington DC at the March for Life Convention.
“I support Ron Paul for president because we share the same goal, that of overturning Roe v Wade. Ron Paul doesn’t just talk about being pro-life, he acts on it. His voting record truly is impeccable and he undoubtedly understands our constitutional republic and the inalienable right to life for all. Ron Paul is the prime author of H.R. 300, which would negate the effect of Roe v. Wade. As the signor of the affidavit that legalized abortion 35 years ago I appreciate Ron Paul’s action to restore protection for the unborn. Ron Paul has also authored H.R. 1094 in Congress, which seeks to define life as beginning at conception. He has never wavered on the issue of being pro-life and has a voting record to prove it. He understands the importance of civil liberties for all, including the unborn.“
Norma McCorvey was living with her lesbian partner in the late 1960’s when she claimed to have been raped by a man which resulted in an unwanted pregnancy. At the time, abortion was a matter left to the states. She petitioned for the right to have an abortion. Her case took three years to reach the US Supreme Court. In 1973 the court handed down one of the most controversial rulings in US history. The case, known as Roe v. Wade, concluded with a court decision that stated that abortion is a constitutional right and, therefore, removed the power to restrict or allow abortions from the individual states.
McCorvey, who delivered her baby rather than choosing to abort it, later recanted her story of rape. In the 1980’s, McCorvey revealed that she had been pressured by two zealous, pro-abortion attorneys into going along with the case against the state of Texas. The decade that followed saw McCorvey’s conversion to christianity and the launch of McCorvey’s campaign to undo the damage caused by Roe v. Wade. She is now a leading pro-life advocate.
On the matter of abortion, Ron Paul has issued the following statement:
“The right of an innocent, unborn child to life is at the heart of the American ideals of liberty. My professional and legislative record demonstrates my strong commitment to this pro-life principle. In 40 years of medical practice, I never once considered performing an abortion, nor did I ever find abortion necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman. In Congress, I have authored legislation that seeks to define life as beginning at conception, HR 1094. I am also the prime sponsor of HR 300, which would negate the effect of Roe v Wade by removing the ability of federal courts to interfere with state legislation to protect life. This is a practical, direct approach to ending federal court tyranny which threatens our constitutional republic and has caused the deaths of 45 million of the unborn. I have also authored HR 1095, which prevents federal funds to be used for so-called ‘population control.’ Many talk about being pro-life. I have taken direct action to restore protection for the unborn. As an OB/GYN doctor, I’ve delivered over 4,000 babies. That experience has made me an unshakable foe of abortion. Many of you may have read my book, Challenge To Liberty, which champions the idea that there cannot be liberty in a society unless the rights of all innocents are protected. Much can be understood about the civility of a society in observing its regard for the dignity of human life.“