Norma McCorvey, better known as Jane Roe in the Roe v. Wade abortion decision, was back in the news this week. In leaked excerpts of the FX documentary “AKA Jane Roe,” producer Nick Sweeney attempts to show that she only pretended to be pro-life later in her life.
Not so fast, says Allan Parker, founder and president of The Justice Foundation, which represented Norma McCorvey from 2000 to 2005 in her legal efforts to reverse her own case. With news reports of the documentary, Parker has released the following statement
“In view of my many conversations with Norma and considering the sworn testimony she provided to the Supreme Court, I believe the producers of the newly-released FX documentary ‘AKA Jane Roe’ paid Norma, befriended her and then betrayed her,” he said. “This documentary cannot be trusted and the perception it attempts to create around my friend and former client, Norma, is patently false.”
Parker cited this facts to support his statement:
- McCorvey’s sworn testimony provided to the Supreme Court details her efforts to reverse Roe v. Wade.
- McCorvey changed her mind from being pro-abortion to being pro-life after working in the abortion industry. The actual reality of the callous disregard for women led her to change her mind on abortion.
- Once she became pro-life, Norma fought to the end of her life with all of the power and effort she could muster to reverse Roe v. Wade, including asking the Supreme Court to hear her case again. McCorvey’s arguments in her Rule 60 Motion which she filed have still not been ruled on by the court to this day.
- McCorvey loved the women of Operation Outcry, the women who had been injured by abortion and who helped her collect testimonies of women injured by abortion.
- Every year on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, she felt the grief, sorrow and burden of another million babies killed in America. Even though she knew she was forgiven, still felt legally responsible for the deaths. She felt used and abused by the legal system, including her lawyers and the Supreme Court.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice