Woman Behind ‘Roe v. Wade’ Says Pro-Life Evangelicals Paid Her to Lie About Her Anti-Abortion Conversion
Norma McCorvey, who was “Roe” in the famous Supreme Court court case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in 1973, told filmmaker Nick Sweeney that evangelical pro-life advocates paid her to lie in the 1990s about her conversion from pro-choice to evangelical anti-abortion activist (VIDEO BELOW).
The Daily Beast notes: “McCorvey became an anti-abortion born-again ex-gay Christian with the help of leaders of the evangelical Christian right, Reverend Flip Benham (of the infamous Operation Rescue) and Reverend Rob Schenck.”
Benham claimed in 2017 that then-Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore dated young girls because the older ones were married, and Moore was attracted to the sexual “purity” of young females.
During Sweeney’s 79-minute documentary “AKA Jane Roe” to air on FX, McCorvey made her “deathbed confession” in 2017:
I took their money and they took me out in front of the cameras and told me what to say. That’s what I’d say… I’m a good actress. Of course, I’m not acting now.
Reverend Schenck confirmed in the documentary that McCorvey “at a few points, she was actually on the payroll, as it were.”
Benham denied McCorvey was paid, but the documentary showed that McCorvey was paid nearly half a million dollars in “benevolent gifts” from the anti-abortion movement.
Benham fired back after being debunked:
Yeah, but she chose to be used. That’s called work. That’s what you’re paid to be doing!
The Daily Beast notes that McCorvey had to keep her longtime lesbian relationship a secret, as part of her paid act for evangelical audiences:
Another crisis the evangelicals imposed was that of their homophobic teachings. To be born-again, McCorvey was required to stop having a romantic relationship with her long-time girlfriend—and, for a while, only family—Connie. According to interviews, this confused and hurt Connie, though she stayed in the relationship for a decade after McCorvey’s conversion. Eventually, in 2004, Connie had a stroke; McCorvey moved out after a few years. Connie died two years before McCorvey, in 2015.
An upcoming conservative film, “Roe v. Wade,” starring Jon Voight and Stacey Dash, will dramatize McCorvey’s false “conversion,” which McCorvey said was ““all an act.”