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Albert Mohler: Haunted By The Laughter

This past Saturday, Norma McCorvey passed away at the age of 69 in Texas. She was better known by her pseudonym, Jane Roe. McCorvey was the lead plaintiff in the infamous Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion in the United States.

The reality is that pro-abortion forces were shopping for a plaintiff and if it wasn’t Norma McCorvey, it would have been someone else. She was simply a cog in the abortion machine.

In the 1990s, McCorvey became a Christian and reversed her position on abortion. In very telling words, she would later say that her conscience was turned largely by her imagination. She was thinking of the laughter of all of those babies, including the infants who were never born.

Since the ruling in 1973, some 50 million unborn babies have been killed. Looking back over time, we can see that 1973 and the Roe v. Wade decision were simply the beginning of the battle for the sanctity and dignity of human life that continues even today.