Editors note. This is a companion piece to our article Roe vs. Wade Plaintiff was Paid to Pretend to be Anti-Abortion: ‘I am a Good Actress’. Both stories cannot be true, assuming the quotes are not taken out of context, and we wanted to give both sides.
(Life News) Pro-life advocates who personally knew Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade, believe that her conversion to the pro-life movement and Christianity was sincere.
For years, McCorvey worked and volunteered alongside pro-lifers to reverse the infamous ruling that abortion activists manipulated her into participating in. Some pro-life leaders even developed life-long friendships with her.
But now, years after McCorvey’s death, abortion activists are accusing pro-life advocates of using her. The accusations are based on comments McCorvey made in an up-coming documentary film “AKA Jane Roe” by liberal activist Nick Sweeney.
The film features an interview with an elderly and frail McCorvey just before her death. Although the full, unedited version has not been released, the documentary purportedly shows McCorvey making some stunning claims. As the pro-abortion Daily Beast reports:
“This is my deathbed confession,” she chuckles, sitting in a chair in her nursing home room, on oxygen. Sweeney asks McCorvey, “Did [the evangelicals] use you as a trophy?” “Of course,” she replies. “I was the Big Fish.”
“Do you think you would say that you used them?” Sweeney responds. “Well,” says McCorvey, “I think it was a mutual thing. I took their money and they took me out in front of the cameras and told me what to say. That’s what I’d say.” She even gives an example of her scripted anti-abortion lines. “I’m a good actress,” she points out. “Of course, I’m not acting now.”
This is unlike what McCorvey said both publicly and privately.
Cheryl Sullenger, a leader with Operation Rescue and a personal friend of McCorvey’s for years, slammed the report as “fake news.”
“I knew Norma personally and saw her during unguarded moments,” Sullenger told LifeNews.com. “Norma was frank, and if she was in a mood, she could say things that were controversial. But never did she ever show any hint of being anything other than 100-percent pro-life as long as I knew her. This latest attack on her pro-life beliefs is nothing but out-of-context fake news.”
Lauren Muzyka, executive director of Sidewalk Advocates for Life, said she also saw McCorvey living out her pro-life beliefs, without any hint of coercion or personal gain.
“Just before Norma died, I prayed with her on the sidewalk in front of the Southwestern abortion facility in Dallas to close out the 40 Days for Life-Dallas campaign that fall,” Muzyka said. “Norma was good friends with many of my friends in the area, and there was never any question about the fact that she was pro-life. In fact, friends from our pro-life community in Dallas spent significant time with her just before she died.”
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Editors Note. This post was written by Micaiah Bilger and posted at Life News. Title changed by PNP News.
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