WASHINGTON, D.C., July 13, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Norma McCorvey, the "Roe" of Roe v. Wade who now is a leading opponent of abortion, was arrested for disrupting the hearing of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor today along with several other pro-life protesters.Of course, nobody likes to be told that he's wrong. But a witness like Norma McCorvey is worthy of attention. Too bad that apparently there was no opportunity for Norma to meet the soon-to-be judge in person and to share her experience in all the details - instead of merely yelling "you're wrong"...
Sgt. Kimberly Schneider of the Capitol Police said McCorvey and one other protester were charged with unlawful conduct for disrupting Congress, making a total of four arrests related to abortion protests during the hearing, reports the Washington Post.
McCorvey had at first stayed outside the Hart Senate Office building with a small group of pro-life activists protesting Sotomayor's confirmation. She then gained admittance to the building as one among the crowd of citizens regularly admitted in brief intervals to listen in on the hearing.
"You're wrong Sotomayor, you're wrong about abortion," McCorvey declared to the Supreme Court hopeful before being quickly escorted out.
McCorvey, whose Supreme Court victory in 1973 unleashed legalized abortion in America, became an active opponent of the procedure following a conversion experience in 1994. Her 2005 petition to the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade was rejected.
Monday, July 13, 2009
About 40 years ago, she was campaigning for unrestricted abortions. But she is "Roe" no more: