• Sarah Beth Dippel

JANE ROE HAS A DEATHBED CONFESSION

FRIDAY OF THE SIXTH WEEK OF EASTER


As someone who works for a Pregnancy Resource Center, today's Gospel passage reminds me of all the women and babies I have had the pleasure of serving over the last year.


When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy that a child has been born into the world. John 16:21

In 2011, I went on my first March for Life. I can look back with joy on the years I spent serving on the leadership for the Baton Rouge March for Life. Our motto was simple, Prayer and Sacrifice. The March changed me, and it changed the hearts of thousands of teenagers.

The news this week regarding Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, is disheartening. Every year on the buses to Washington D.C., we would show the teens the documentary where Norma says she regretted her role in the legalization of abortion. Tonight on FX, another documentary interviewed Norma on her deathbed. In this documentary, she claims her pro-life conversion was all a paid acting role, and in truth, she remained pro-abortion until her dying breath.


While we may never really understand Norma's motivation for this series of actions, we can rest assured in Christ's word, "So you also are now in anguish. But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you." (John 16:22)

Anguish seems on point for how I feel regarding Norma's betrayal to the pro-life movement. The Lord reminds me not to be troubled and instead to rejoice, He has already won the battle. He has conquered sin and death.


The devil will continue working for the pro-abortion movement, so we must also keep working; keep marching, keep standing up for the unborn, keep supporting women and babies. One woman's voice will not change us, because one Man's word has put His spirit of truth within us. We are the pro-life generation.


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