by Steven Ertelt
January 12, 2006
Dallas, TX (LifeNews.com) — Norma McCorvey, the former Roe of Roe v. Wade, has been experiencing financial troubles and sent a personal financial appeal to a friend that has made its way across the Internet. Pro-life advocates say they’re coming to her aid.
McCorvey shares a home in Dallas with a longtime friend and she said in an email, that LifeNews.com has obtained, that she’s running out of money to purchase groceries.
"We’ve got a little bread left and some more potatoes. We’re just trying to keep our faith together and hope up," she said.
McCorvey never sought an abortion when she went to an attorney for help in obtaining a divorce from her husband, even though she was pregnant. The attorney, abortion advocate Sarah Weddington, used her case to advance overturning Texas’ law prohibiting abortion in most circumstances.
Although McCorvey favored abortion and worked at an abortion facility for years, she later changed her mind in the mid 1990s and became active in the pro-life community.
Since becoming pro-life, she has supported herself financially through speaking fees with her former group Roe No More, now called Crossing Over Ministry.
However, McCorvey tells the Dallas Morning News that she has been unable to make many appearances in the last two years because she has been busy taking care of her friend Connie Gonzales, who has suffered a stroke and is partially paralyzed.
"It’s not easy. We mostly depend on the ministry for money, but the ministry is running out. We’re down to paying half of a bill here and half of another there. If we have money, we send everybody $10," McCorvey told the Dallas newspaper.
On Monday, feeling desperate, she sent a plea for help to a pro-life advocate, who later forwarded the email to LifeNews.com. Now, thousands of pro-life people have seen it and McCorvey says the help is starting to pour in.
"Tons of people have called and said they’re willing to help and will send us a check," said Ms. McCorvey. "It’s all just promises so far, but God is good, and he’ll feed his children, and they’ll help."
Though she was taken advantage of by abortion advocates in the Roe case, McCorvey tells the Dallas newspaper she’s still struggling to forgive herself for her involvement.
"I still have a lot of shame for being involved with Roe vs. Wade. Even though I know I’ve been forgiven by God, to tell you the truth, most of the time I can’t forgive myself," she said.
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Related web sites:
Crossing Over Ministries – https://www.crossingoverministry.org