by Steven Ertelt
January 22, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Before the March for Life this morning Norma McCorvey, the former Jane Roe of the infamous abortion case that allowed unlimited abortions nationwide, backed Ron Paul fo the GOP presidential nomination. McCorvey is now pro-life and she says Ron Paul is the best candidate to make sure abortion is no more.
McCorvey runs Crossing Over Ministry and is a frequent speaker across the country on pro-life issues.
Ron Paul states, The right of an innocent, unborn child to life is at the heart of the American ideals of liberty. I support Ron Paul for president because we share the same goal, that of overturning Roe v Wade," McCorvey said Tuesday.
"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," McCorvey added.
"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," she said.
"After taking all of the presidential candidates into consideration, it is obvious that Ron Paul is the only one that doesn’t just talk the talk. For this reason and those stated above, I am publicly endorsing Ron Paul for president," McCorvey concluded.
Paul, an obstetrician who became a member of Congress, has long taken a pro-life position and advocates overturning Roe v. Wade and allowing states to again offer legal protection for unborn children.
McCorvery originally endorsed Sam Brownback, the Kansas senator who struck a chord with pro-life advocates but found himself playing second fiddle to Mike Huckabee for the support of evangelical voters in Iowa.
"Sam Brownback is the right person, in the right place at the right time for our nation as we seek to embrace a culture of life," McCorvey said at the time.
"Our nation needs a president with strength, courage and moral fortitude–one who will lead our society on a path that respects human life and dignity," she added.
Paul recently captured second place in the Nevada Republican caucus but he has run in the back of the pack in most of the early battleground states despite raising millions of dollars in December through Internet fundraising.
The endorsement comes on the heels of former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson endorsing him.
Paul has captured a handful of delegates and some political observers say he is trying to compile more endorsements and continue his campaign to the Republican convention in order to have some say at the outcome of the nomination.