Norma McCorvey of Roe v. Wade Abortion Case Makes First Pro-Life TV Ad

National   Steven Ertelt   Jun 16, 2008   |   9:00AM    WASHINGTON, DC

Norma McCorvey of Roe v. Wade Abortion Case Makes First Pro-Life TV Ad

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
June 16
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Norma McCorvey, the former Jane Roe of the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that ushered in an era of unlimited abortions, has just finished making her first-ever television commercial. McCorvey, who became pro-life over a decade ago, hopes the commercial will change hearts and minds on abortion.

In the new commercial, produced by the pro-life firm VirtueMedia, McCorvey speaks out against abortion and denounces the limited role she had in the high court case.

She talks about the way activist lawyers used her divorce case to promote their pro-abortion agenda.

"Back in 1973, I was a very confused twenty-one year old with one child and facing an unplanned pregnancy," she explains in the ad. "At the time I fought to obtain a legal abortion, but truth be told, I have three daughters and never had an abortion."

After a Christian conversion in 1995, McCorvey began making her newfound pro-life views known.

"Upon knowing God, I realized that my case which legalized abortion on demand, was the biggest mistake of my life," she said.

McCorvey concludes the public service announcement-style message saying, "You read about me in history books, but now I am dedicated to spreading the truth about preserving the dignity of all human life from natural conception to natural death.”

Leading pro-life attorney Allan Sears, the head of the Alliance Defense Fund, told LifeNews.com he’s excited by the potential of the commercial to make an impact on the abortion debate.

"Norma McCorvey’s testimony is an incredible example of God’s redeeming grace," he said. "I commend Norma for her courage to speak out on the evils of abortion and pray that her redemptive story will touch hearts and change minds.”

VirtueMedia, a nonprofit media organization founded in 1998 by Tom Peterson, produced the McCorvey ad spot.

Their creative ads are licensed to Right to Life groups, and have aired across North America and foreign countries in both English and Spanish.

Related web sites:
VirtueMedia – https://www.virtuemedia.org