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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Pro-life lies

How many times has the pro-life movement harped on the woman in the landmark Roe v. Wade case becoming anti-abortion? Now it has come to light that the notorious pro-life organization, Operation Rescue, lied. Again.

The woman behind ‘Roe vs. Wade’ didn’t change her mind on abortion. She was paid

When Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff in the landmark Roe vs. Wade case, came out against abortion in 1995, it stunned the world and represented a huge symbolic victory for abortion opponents: “Jane Roe” had gone to the other side. For the remainder of her life, McCorvey worked to overturn the law that bore her name.

But it was all a lie, McCorvey says in a documentary filmed in the months before her death in 2017, claiming she only did it because she was paid by antiabortion groups including Operation Rescue ...

Personally, I don't see how one person's opinion changing would make a difference about anything, but this news just brings to the public's attention once again how morally bankrupt the pro-life movement actually is. Operation Rescue has lied, harassed clinic workers, bombed clinics, and murdered doctors. Why anyone would give credit to anything they promote is beyond me.

If I sound partisan, I am. When I was a volunteer at a local Planned Parenthood one summer during college, it was about the same time when anti-abortion violence was really taking off ...

[...] Incidents of violence have included destruction of property, in the form of vandalism; crimes against people, including kidnapping, stalking, assault, attempted murder, and murder; and crimes affecting both people and property, including arson and bombings. Anti-abortion extremists are considered a current domestic terrorist threat by the United States Department of Justice ...

That's what I think of when I hear the term "pro-life movement".


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