Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A Common Testimony Against Abortion: Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade fame) and 2007 Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Tebow

So, what do Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade fame) and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow have in common? Answer: a testimony FOR life and AGAINST abortion.

First, who are these folks?

Norma McCorvey was pregnant in 1970, and now says,

"On March 12, 1970, I signed the affidavit that brought the holocaust of abortion into America. And I thought I was doing something right. I thought I was doing something good, and I was wrong."

The result of that affidavit was the infamous 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision which made on-demand abortion in America legal for the first time. For McCorvey's story, see "Playground of Her Soul" in the American Family Association Journal, January 2008, pp. 12-13.

Read the article and weep for her and for the never-born as Norma McCorvey tells of her transformation from abortion sympathizer and promoter Jane Roe to "Roe no more" Christian and life-apologist Norma McCorvey. She now says,

"I love the Lord with all my heart and soul ... [and] it's beyond my comprehension that He can take someone like me who was a hippy and a drug addict and a fornicator and all the other stuff that I did and forgive me."

How about Tim Tebow? He is the favorite of University of Florida Gators football fans, as he won the coveted Heisman Trophy for 2007 - the first underclassman winner in the history of the award. However, "Tebow's accomplishments may never have been supported had his mother followed a doctor's recommendation to have an abortion" says

"Pam Tebow and her husband were Christian missionaries in the Philippines in 1985 and they prayed for 'Timmy' before she became pregnant. Unfortunately, as the Gainesville Sun reports, Pam entered into a coma after she contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in a contaminated food or drink. The treatment for the medical condition would require strong medications that doctors told Pam had caused irreversible damage to Tim -- so they advised her to have an abortion. As the Sun reported, Pam Tebow refused the abortion and cited her Christian faith as the reason for her hope that her son would be born without the devastating disabilities physicians predicted. Pam ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed and, eventually, gave birth to a health baby boy in August 1987."

With son Timmy now (very) fully grown in 2007 passing for 29 touchdowns and rushing for 22 touchdowns, one might wonder, "devastating disabilities?" To some of the bruisers he bruised and opposing teams he thumped with his fearless style of play, it may seem more like "devastating abilities." How's that for a witness against abortion?

Soooo ...
Why do I mention these in a primarily Darwin-despising blog? Simply because, as scripture affirms, we are made in the image of God, invested with the dignity of His image. Darwin's poisonous notion of man as a product of chance has greatly cheapened the value of one individual life. To a big bunch of undiscerning folks in our society today, abortion is seen as an innocuous procedure to merely dispense with an inconvenient blob of tissue.

But "it" is not merely an inconvenient blob of tissue. He or she IS A LIFE.

BONUS: Now you get a third item when you were only promised two in the blog title. The same Jan. 2008 issue of AFA Journal has an article (p. 14), "Sorrow, pain speak at last," about "Operation Outcry". Operation Outcry ( was started as a project of The Justice Foundation (TJF) so that post-abortive women could begin testifying to the harm of abortion. "If women and men who know the real pain of abortion do not tell their stories, then the lie that abortion is a safe easy solution will win," said TJF President Allan E. Parker Jr. AFA Journal reports:
"The affidavits and declarations obtained through Operation Outcry thus far number about 2,000 women since the project's inception. TJF encourages everyone to help the group collect one million such testimonies to take back to the Supreme Court."


Respectfully submitted,



At December 30, 2007 8:16 PM , Blogger Julie Thomas said...

I thank you for your message about abortion. I am one of the women of Operation Outcry and the devastation of my abortion lasted for 25 years. I still miss my child today, but because of the mercy and forgivingness of our Lord and Savior, I have been forgiven and will see her in heaven one day. It is important for everyone affected by the pain of abortion to go to the Operation Outcry website and sign the declaration so that we can one day overturn Roe vs Wade. Your name doesn't have to be published or used in any way if that is what you wish. We need your help!
Thank you,
Julie Thomas - GA


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