Norma McCorvey was Jane Roe, of Roe v. Wade. She became pro-life later in life and died on February 18 at age 69.
Her conversion from pro-choice to pro-life activism was roughly simultaneous with her religious conversion and followed the same pattern: She did not plunge into those waters but waded, a step at a time. “I still believe in a woman’s right to an abortion,” she told an interviewer two days after her baptism, “but only in the first trimester.” On a local radio station only hours earlier, she said, “I’m pro-life. I think I have always been pro-life. I just didn’t know it.”
I chose this quote because rare is the person who has a complete and total conversion of heart in one “road to Damascus” moment.