Won by Love

Ms. Norma McCorvey, the former Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade.  NormNorma McCovey aka Jane Roe of Roe V Wadea strives to spread the hope that is found in the conversion of one of the abortion industry's biggest supporters - Jane Roe herself.

The faith confession of Norma is told in her autobiographical book, Won By Love, is primarily dedicated to spreading the message of that now very unpopular woman. In Won By Love, Norma essentially outlines the hope that all of us can be won by love in the attempt at creating a culture focused on life.

Won By Love
An excerpt from Chapter 11:
A Day in the Life of Norma McCorvey

Getting it Done After "counseling" we would lead the patient into the back room, where she would typically wait for an hour or two, then we would take her to an addressing room, where she would put on a surgical gown, but leave her socks on. Then we'd help her up on the table, get her in position and put her feet in the stirrups. Once the patient was settled, we hit her with about 40 percent nitrous oxide. Though I have received no medical training, I routinely performed this function (as well as other medical acts, such as drawing blood). Most abortionists do not want to spend the money to pay a specialist.

It takes about 10 minutes for the laughing gas to get into the bloodstream. After that, a nurse comes in and numbs the woman's cervix with a small needle. Then she would nod my way. My job was to talk to the women and get them to relax. I would usuallyWon By Love by Norma McCorvey resort to small talk. "Do you ski"" I'd ask in winter. "A little bit," a timid voice would reply. "I hear that Angel Fire had so much snow dumped this morning that the skiing is great. Won't it be fun to get out there and take a couple of runs real soon?" "Yeah. Great."

I would do anything to get them to stay relaxed. When I saw them tense up, I'd say, "Think about the nicest thing you've ever seen. Got it? Now tell me about it." or "Tell me about the prettiest dress you've ever owned." During this time the doctor is dilating the patient's cervix with his instruments. He then begins scraping the uterus with an instrument that looks like a tongue depressor-- those little wooden things doctors stick in your throat when they ask you to say "aaahhh" Soon, a little bit of blood begins to trickle out of the woman's body and the doctor inserts a cannula--a medical tube--into the vaginal canal.

Often this was the first time Arnie (the abortionist) would address the patient directly. "Okay, machine may scare you. I have not talked to you because Norma is here to talk to you for me. She is my representative. If you have questions, talk to Norma."

Invariably, the woman would grab my hand—I earned to remove all my rings because many of those young women were very strong. I tried not to wince, even when their fingernails bit into my skin, drawing blood. The doctor turned the machine on, the woman's boldly shook in rhythm with it, her legs began to quiver and sometimes I had to hold her hops. If the woman was a squirmier, I would have to restrain her. At least 80 percent of the women would try to look down at the end of the table, wondering if they cold see anything which is why our doctor always went in with the scalpel first. Once the baby was already cut up, there was nothing but blood and torn up tissue for the woman to see.

When a later abortion was performed, workers had to piece the baby back together, and every major part--head, torso, two legs, and two arms --had to be accounted for. One of our little jokes at the clinic was, "If you ever want to humble a doctor, hide a leg so he thinks he has to go back in." Please understand, these were not abnormal, uncaring women working with me at the clinic. We were just involved in a bloody, dehumanizing business, all of us for our own reasons. Whether we were justifying our past advocacy(as I was), justifying a previous abortion (as many were) or whatever, we were just trying to cope--and if we couldn’t laugh at what was going on, I think our minds would have snapped. It's not an easy trying to confuse a conscience that will not stay dead.

Women typically began crying as soon as the machine was shut off. Our standard line was, "Honey, you've just had fifteen milligrams of liquid Valium, and it's only natural that you should feel so emotional. Don't worry. It'll pass." We could never admit to the fact that she might be crying because she realized what she had just done to her baby.

We then wheeled the girl into recovery, put a pad on her, pulled the curtain to give her some privacy, then checked vital signs: blood pressure and pulse. Again, I was usually the one to do this.

A Hundred Dollar Lie

More than once I had a conversation with Arnie that went something like this. "She's ten weeks, Arnie." "Norma, tell her she's twelve." I tried looking him in the eye, but he avoided my stare. The difference between an abortion at ten weeks and twelve weeks was a hundred dollars. Abortionists routinely jack up the estimate of a baby’s a age because most women simply won't argue about it--and even fewer would dare to solicit a second, more informed opinion.

In this arena, the abortionist is freer that any other physician. He controls both the sonogram and the sonogram machine, and rarely has to confer with another doctor or share his records. Since he is talking to women who are almost universally uninformed about the mechanics of what he does, it is child's play to cash in by inflating an unborn baby's age.

"You tell her." I said. "I'm not gonna lie." I was not always cooperative. For example, both Connie and I refused to reassemble the body parts after a late-term abortion. It was bad enough having to seal the bags that held them, but there was no way I was going to treat those bodies like grotesque jigsaw puzzles.

"Norma, Norma," Arnie once told me, "I will show you where to put the tissue." "Tissue" was the code word for bodies in our clinic. We stored them in plastic bags, which were kept in a freezer until they were picked up weekly. I was not a newcomer to abortion clinics at that time but I was not about to handle the bodies. "Sorry, Arnie, " I said, "I don't do that. I'll scrub the floors. I'll make appointments. But Don't ask me to handle the tissue." "Is okay," he argued. "I show you how to put in freezer. "I walked in the back, more to shut up Arnie than to commit to handling the bodies in the future. Besides I was feeling a little ashamed of myself.

"You're hard-core", I told myself. "You're Jane Roe. You can handle a couple of plastic bags full of tissue. "

The Parts Room, as we called it, was narrow, with washbasins on one side and medical supplies on the other. Against one wall was a white freezer with the lock broken off. Arnie lifted up a large plastic bag. The contents looked similar to a cut-up chicken, with all the parts swimming in blood, and I felt myself grow nauseous. Then I saw the back of a head float by and I immediately vomited all over Arnie, the sink, and the counter.

"Oh Norma," Arnie complained, "I will have to go and clean myself again." He looked and sighed. "You cannot do this?" he asked. I was white. I thought I might throw up again. And he was asking me if I was sure I couldn't do this? I shook my head. "No" "This is okay," he answered. "I will have Connie do it." Connie also refused, so Arnie ended up piecing the bodies together himself. At the beginning of each week, a service truck would come by and pickup the body parts, which were taken to a lab.

All through the week, the Parts Room became creepier and creepier. I never wanted to go back there, especially at night. Sometimes I had to go back there to fix the phone lines or get some supplies, and every time I would be afraid that the freezer was going to open, reach out and grab me, and pull me into its cold world, slamming shut. No, I was not losing my mind; but when you work at an abortion clinic, you're guilty and you know it.

Norma McCorveyFor all the millions spent on public relations, the abortion movement has yet to invent rhetoric powerful enough to blind abortion clinic workers from the truth. You see the body parts, you hear the women's cries, and you can't keep lying to yourself--at least not without artificial stimulation. That's why drugs, alcohol and coarse jokes are so popular inside clinics. If we had stayed sober and not laughed at ourselves, we would have begun to think of ourselves as hideous monsters preying on little babies.

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By Father Robert J. Fox.Fr. Robert J. Fox
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When Jane Roe, who was the subject of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case which legalized abortion, participated in our 16th annual Fatima Family Congress, major secular newspapers in South Dakota carried the full story. This was especially true of the Mitchell Daily Republic and the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Her message reached many states through these newspapers.

Jane Roe is really Norma McCorvey. Before sharing with you what the secular press had to say on several occasions, here is an interview your editor had with her.

Norma (Jane Roe), in what religion did you grow up?

I was brought up Jehovah Witness which was the religion of my father. I turned from it as a very young age. From the age of 11 until 1995 I was an atheist. My mother was an alcoholic.

I noticed in visiting with you that you seem to have had a love for your father. What can you tell me about him?

My father, although Jehovah Witness, never talked against the Catholic religion. I loved my father dearly. He died on September 27, 1995. I went to his bedside three days before he died. He had learned that I had embraced the Christian faith shortly before and now believed in Jesus as Lord, God, Savior. Since he had seen me baptized on television he was happy to learn that I had embraced Christianity. I was first baptized into a non-denominational church, a Bible church. My dad gave me the thumbs up in response to this from his death bed in 1995 before he died. In 1998, I came to faith in the Catholic Church, the only church which Jesus founded.

What about your mother? What is your relationship to her?

She lives across the town from me is Dallas. I don’t see her. She is still an evil woman. I have another woman I live with I call mother who is not my biological mother. I adopted her as a mother. I learned diabolic incantations at the age of four. My mother was an alcoholic and tried to abort me. She was and is evil. Nonetheless, I love her and pray for he conversion. I just hope that before she dies I will hear he once say, “I love you.”

What have you been doing lately?

Well! After I returned from your 16th annual Fatima Family Congress where I was June 6-10 in your area, I’ve been staying up to about 2 or 2:30 a.m. each day. I have been meditating. I was saying the Rosary and while meditating on the talk you gave at the congress, “Persecution and purification of the church” the words all came back to me. I’ve realized what the devil has been doing to try to destroy the Catholic Church but he can’t.Rosary of the Unborn

Praying the Rosary with meditations thoughts come to me , like from Jesus, set so strongly in my mind. So I took up a pen to write down these vivid and real thoughts coming as if from God. This is what I wrote:

“The devil comes to rob, steal and destroy. It is the reason behind the mayhem, the scandals in the Church. They came from the devil. Churches (their structures) are built facing the east. The reason for this is that Satan knows that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only Son of the Father, our Savior.”

“Ever since the beginning of time when Satan (and his followers) were cast into hell, he vowed to overcome God’s law. This pertains to the Ten Commandments. ‘Thou shalt not kill… Thou shalt not steal…’ That, ‘Thou shalt not kill’ includes abortion, taking a life like in Revelations 12 ‘ And he shall enter onto the church, the church that Jesus Christ built for his mother…,”

[In the foregoing, Norma is referring to Revelations 12 where she gives an interpretation concerning the Woman ad the Dragon, St. Michael battling with the dragon or devil, etc.]

“This is what is happening today. The devil is still pursuing the Woman, the Church , the members… this is what he is doing in society today. The devil plants himself into some priest, demons enter into their bodies and thus the terrible things those limited number of priests did that caused the crisis for the Church in the United States.”

“Meanwhile, we Catholics will not put up with this behavior of certain perverted priests. The homosexual agenda keeps adding fuel so as not to let this turmoil die and it is assisted by the secular media. The plain and simple truth is that it is wrong.”

“Killing of human life, the child, in the uterus is wrong. No man or woman should kill human life. From conception until natural death, there is human life, the same human life.

“Oh! The notes I’ve made go on for pages….”

Norma, do you carry a great weight on your conscience because of these millions of abortions taking place?

I used to, but since I came into the Catholic Church I have learned so much. There is so much to learn. I brought many, many of your books at the Marian Congress in Alexandria. I will keep studying my faith on and on as there is so much to it, so much to learn.

I’ve learned about the persecutions that Christians have undergone through the centuries. I saw the shrine of the Pope and the Martyrs of the 20 th century at your Mid-America’s Fatima Family Shrine.

While I used to carry the great weight of conscience, tried suicide, etc. Now I am in the oldest Church the true Church and have the Sacraments of Reconciliation (confession) and our Lord in the Holy Eucharist.

In becoming a Catholic I’ve given myself to the Lord, to the Lord to heal. Oh! I was so touched at your national Marian Congress. It was my first at such a Congress but it will not be my last. I’ve given myself to the Lord to heal. We must obey the 10 Commandments.”

Jane Roe Visits South Dakota to tell about regrets

This sub-title was the major title in South Dakota’s largest newspaper out of Sioux Falls and the write up was by Kevin Woster for Argus Leader, We quote from it below exactly as it appeared:

The woman who helped make abortion legal in the United States said Sunday that she tried alcohol and suicide several times to forget her role in the abortions of millions during the past 29 years.

Then, she says, she tried God. “I’m terribly ashamed,” said Norma McCorvey, during the National Fatima Family Congress at the Fatima Family Shrine [in Alexandria]. She is known as Jane Roe in the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized the procedure.

“I still carry the burden of that shame. But, slowly but surely, Jesus is cleansing me and healing me back to being a whole person”

Once the nation’s most prominent abortion-rights name, McCorvey was 21 years old in 1970 and on her third pregnancy when she became the woman behind the name Jane Roe in an abortion-rights case that began in Texas and eventually ended up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

By the time the high court ruled abortion legal on January 22, 1973, McCorvey already had given birth and relinquished for adoption the child she had been carrying.

Roe v. Wade based on lies

She said she was a “hippie who lived in a park” during that period and was duped by lawyers who represented her in court but not necessarily in life.

McCorvey said she didn’t truly understand abortion or the potential impacts of her case, which she though would be limited to the state of Texas. She also lied when she said her pregnancy was the result of rape.

“So, basically, Roe verses Wade was built on a foundation of lies,” she said. As the years passed, both the lies and the mounting toll of aborted fetuses became a heavy weight of guilt. She lost herself in alcohol and despair. She once slashed her wrist with a razor blade. She also stuck her head in plastic bags in an attempt to suffocate. And once while extremely intoxicated, she stopped her car on a busy Dallas expressway and walked across the lanes, trying to die.

“I was hoping somebody would hit me and put me out of my misery,” she said. [“But, I guess God had a reason for sparing me until now,” she said to Fr. Fox] She began turning to religion for comfort and a sense of forgiveness in the mid 1990s. Four years latter she joined the Roman Catholic Church.

“As time went on, she came to a faith in God,” said the Rev. Robert J. Fox of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the coordinator of the Congress. “Now she wants to spend the rest of her life making reparation for all the millions of live that have been aborted.”

McCorvey, 50, works with the Texas Justice Foundation to gather affidavits from women who have had abortions and feel damaged by them. She believes that with enough support, the court ruling she helped bring about can be overturned.

“I want a millions affidavits from post-abortion women. I’d like to take them to D.C. and dump them of the Supreme Court and get arrested for littering,” she said.

McCorvey’s appearance inspired Bonnie Stangler of Waterville, Minnesota, who made the 360 mile trio to the congress. “It will make a difference, because she misled all the way,” Stangler said. (End of Argus Leader article.)

The Mitchell Daily Republic had several articles on the Congress. The day after the Congress they ran a color picture of McCorvey before the Fatima Family Shrine on the front page with the headlines: “THE TRUTH behind ‘Jane Roe’; McCorvey says she never had an abortion.”

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