Norma McCorvey Will Challenge Former Lawyer at Pro-Abortion Event

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 13, 2005   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 13, 2005

Houston, TX ( — Norma McCorvey, the Roe of Roe v. Wade who is now pro-life, plans to challenge her pro-abortion former attorney Sarah Weddington at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser. McCorvey will give her testimony and publicly challenge her former lawyer to respond to unanswered questions about the misleading nature of her original case that ultimately led to an era of 44 million abortions.

McCorvey will issue the challenge on Saturday outside the Planned Parenthood of Houston annual fundraiser at which Weddington is the keynote speaker.

"In 1972, Sarah Weddington argued in the courts, presumptuously on my behalf, that women should be allowed to obtain a legal abortion," McCorvey said. "The courts did not ask whether I knew what I was asking for."

McCorvey has previously indicated that she simply wanted a divorce but her pro-abortion attorneys used her case to press to overturn Texas’ law prohibiting most abortions.

"The abortion decision that destroyed every state law protecting the rights of women and their unborn babies was based on a fundamental misrepresentation," McCorvey explained.
"I had never read the affidavit and I did not know what an abortion was."

"Weddington and the other supporters of abortion used me and my circumstance to urge the courts to legalize abortion without any meaningful trial which addressed the humanity of the baby, and what abortion would do to women," McCorvey added "My real interests were not their concern."

McCorvey indicated she only met with Weddington and her attorneys twice. On one occasion she was told that her unborn child was a "blob of tissue" and on the other occasion she signed the affidavit allowing the case to move ahead.

During the trials that led up to the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, McCorvey never testified and was never invited to court.

Christine Melchor, director of the Houston Coalition for Life, urged women to be skeptical of the abortion industry having their best interests at heart.

"Norma McCorvey knows from her experience being used by supporters of abortion and through working in the industry herself that these people continue to exploit women to further their financial and personal agendas," Melchor said.

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