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03 / 07 / 2009 - Woman responsible for abortion being legalised in America comes to Ireland
Precious Life have invited to Northern Ireland the woman whose court case was responsible for legalising abortion in the USA. Norma McCorvey arrived on Thurs 2 July to do a number of speaking engagements for Precious Life in Northern Ireland. She will also be keynote speaker at the massive RALLY FOR LIFE in Dublin city centre on Saturday 4 July.
Abortion was made legal in the United States in a landmark 1973 Supreme Court judgement, often referred to as the ‘Roe v Wade’ case. Norma McCorvey was the ‘Jane Roe’ of the case that ushered in an era of unlimited abortions.
Director of Precious Life, Bernadette Smyth - also one of the main speakers at the Dublin Rally - said “I’ve invited Norma McCorvey to Ireland so people here can hear her amazing story. Norma became pro-life over a decade ago and her powerful testimony will change hearts and minds on abortion.”
“At the Rally in Dublin, Norma will speak out against abortion and denounce the role she had in the American Supreme Court case. Back in 1973, Norma was a very confused twenty-one year old facing an unplanned pregnancy. Activist lawyers used her case to promote their agenda to have abortion legalised across the USA.”
“After a Christian conversion in 1995, Norma began making her pro-life views known. Norma now realises that her case which legalised abortion on demand, was the biggest mistake of her life. You read about her in history books, but now she is dedicated to spreading the truth about preserving the dignity of all human life from natural conception to natural death.”
Precious Life organised the ‘Rally for Life’ at Stormont in October last year. They now plan to make the Rally an annual event, alternating between Belfast and Dublin.
Bernadette Smyth concluded, “It is very important that the public, and the governments, see a united display every year - one that shows the extent of pro-life support in the country north and south. The Rally at Stormont was a huge success. Now we want to build on that. The Rally will be an important focal point each year; a boost to the pro-life movement, an encouragement to the pro-life majority to get involved, and a chance to grow and strengthen pro-life opposition to abortion.”