January 22, 2008
Just minutes from now (10:50 A.M. CST, January 22, 2008, as I write this), Norma McCorvey, better known by the name “Jane Roe,” is expected to endorse the only fully pro-life candidate in the race for the presidency in 2008: Ron Paul.
Most readers of this website probably know that McCorvey never actually had an abortion, but instead put the child up for adoption. She became a pro-life activist in 1995, and she later converted to Catholicism.
In the long run, McCorvey’s endorsement of Ron Paul may not make much difference, but it does highlight the fact, on this 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, that only one candidate has a real plan for reducing the number of abortions performed in the United States. After three-and-a-half decades of lip service to the cause of life, the Republican Party no longer can be trusted on this issue. It’s time, as Ron Paul proposes, to return the issue to the states, where, in our federal system, it belongs, so that local pro-life activists can begin to unravel the Culture of Death that has prevailed in this country since 1973 and to bring about, in some states at least, a Culture of Life.
UPDATE (10:55 A.M.): Lew Rockwell has the scoop.