Monday, February 20, 2017
NORMAN MCCORVEY: THE ROE IN ROE V. WADE, DEAD AT 69.
ICHEOKU says akin to putting the Range in Range Rover, she put the Roe in Roe V. Wade and now she has gone. Norma McCorvey, the then invisible plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, the life changing 1973 Supreme Court decision which literally legalized abortion in the United States of America is dead. McCorvey aka Ms Roe was 69 years old. (Defendant Wade was the then Dallas Country District Attorney Henry Wade).
McCorvey was five months pregnant and wanted a quick abortion which Texas did not allow except in special circumstances including to save the life of a mother. She sued Dallas County wherein she lived and the case traveled up to the Supreme Court, which ruled 7-2 that that privacy rights under the due process and equal rights clauses of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman’s decision to have an abortion in a pregnancy’s first trimester “free of interference by the state. But before the case would be decided she gave birth to a baby girl who she summarily gave up for adoption.
ICHEOKU says whether McCorvey was an agent of murder in the womb and considering that a lot of children have been deprived their right to live since then, at a rate of 300,000 abortions a year and 44 years later, that will be a total of 13,200,000 babies killed as a result of her action. Hopefully this many children will be able line up to testify against her as she faces her maker to account for her social upheaval in helping institute the culture of abortion in United States of America. Although later in her life she did a somewhat somersault, became a pro-lifer and undertook to dedicate herself for the rest of her life, fighting to undo the law that bore her name. She once petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn the law but was dismissed as moot. She also once accused Obama of being a baby killer and you wonder if it was a case of the kettle calling the pot black, admitted she was the one whose action actually legalized abortions in the United States of America.
ICHEOKU says as always, trying to put the genie back in the bottle is usually the difficult if not impossible part of any given situation. So many children have been killed as a result of her action and are continuing to be killed till today and possibly will continue to be killed till tomorrow and many more years to come because the Supreme Court in a subsequent petition to have it overruled, ruled that the matter is moot and it is a subsisting law of the land that women have fundamental right to terminate a pregnancy. Quoting Ms Roe, “I wasn’t the wrong person to become Jane Roe, I wasn’t the right person to become Jane Roe. I was just the person who became Jane Roe, of Roe v. Wade. And my life story, warts and all, was a little piece of history.” To which Icheoku says not just a little piece of history but a very big disruptive force of history which gave rise to baby killing in the United States of America. What a record for someone to have. May her soul figure it out. Adieu the face of abortion.