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American Thinker

December 13 is the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s first oral argument in the Roe v. Wade case, which effectively legalized abortion in the U.S.  It is ironic that the month in which the world celebrates the most inconvenient and unplanned pregnancy in history is also the month in which the court began its ignominious descent into preventing such pregnancies.

You probably know that Mary the mother of Jesus was not married when she became pregnant.  She was betrothed to a man named Joseph.  You probably also know that she lived in an extremely strict religious and legal setting in which out-of-wedlock pregnancies were punishable by public stoning.  It is very likely that Mary was a teenager, probably less than 16 years old when she became pregnant.  So to summarize, she was an unwed pregnant teenager in a society that stoned such women.

Jane Roe (her real name is Norma McCorvey) also had a child when she was a teenager.  Actually, she had two of them, and she had been divorced before she turned 20.  You could say she was the opposite of Mary.  Mary was innocent; Jane Roe was promiscuous.  Mary was engaged; Jane was divorced.  Mary celebrated her pregnancy; Jane tried to end it.  Mary’s act of righteousness ushered in a new reign of righteousness and life in world history.  Jane’s act of evil ushered in a new reign of evil and death.

It was Jane’s third pregnancy, at 21 years of age, that made her famous.  She didn’t want to deliver the baby; she lied to doctors, claiming she had been raped, but the story didn’t hold water, and she was unable to obtain an abortion.  On another occasion she visited an illegal abortion clinic but found that it had been shut down by authorities.  Later she attempted suicide and failed.  She then decided to take the matter to court, claiming that the state had no right to prevent her from getting an abortion.



  1. Dadof3

    December 13th, 2012

    Too bad he didn’t do a little homework. It’s not a well hid secret that she now regrets what became of her personal effort and is now anti-abortion.

    I think that would have improved the story’s point.

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  2. Al

    December 13th, 2012


    Click the link and read the full report. The author does mention her regret and later efforts on behalf of the pro-life movement. He also provides a link to an affidavit filed by Roe in a Texas court giving her side of her experiences. It’s chilling stuff. I’m a 35 year old dude on my way out the door to pump iron and I’m weeping.

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  3. Dadof3

    December 13th, 2012

    My bad. I stand corrected!

    I missed that 3rd to last paragraph because I skimmed after the 7th or 8th paragraph of re-visiting ancient times through a certain viewpoint to draw a parallel. One or two would suffice such a short point to be made.

    I still think he didn’t give adequate attention to her conversion. But maybe that’s just me. The person who started it all wants it stopped. Seems like a heck of a thing to me.

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  4. Nutjob

    December 13th, 2012

    You’ll hear nothing from the left on how she was used and also later recanted the whole abortion arguement,saying it was based on lies….then shouldn’t it be overturned or be rereviewed?

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