Pro-choice advocates are often left baffled when some of them turn their backs and embrace the exact opposite of what they believe – becoming pro-life. But when Norma McCorvey, the woman behind the name “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in America in 1973 became pro-life and a Christian, words are not enough for pro-choice advocates to explain what they felt.
In the book called “Won by Love”, Norma McCorvey tells us her story from the years of being Jane Roe – her involvement in various abortion rights movements and her work in abortion clinics. It was when while she was working at one of these clinics as a Receptionist that Operation Rescue, a Christian pro-life organization moved in next door. Norma McCorvey saw the love of this group which marks the beginning of her transformation and in one culminating moment, she gave her life to Christ. The story of Norma McCorvey’s conversion is what happens when true love wins out. “As with most people who hate Christians and God because of how the liberal media portrays them as three-headed monsters or haters, exposure to those who actually walk the talk will result to the acceptance of Jesus Christ as a Savior”1.
The subject of abortion has become polemic that many people will rather choose not discuss; it will still be good that we will be presented with both perspectives on the said topic. Won by love provides a rare effort of presenting both sides of the issue which is similar to the book “Unplanned” by Abby Johnson.
- “While rabid abortion-rights activists will be reluctant to look beyond the surface of Norma McCorvey’s transformation, open-minded readers of all ideological leanings will be moved by this story of a human redemption” –S. Fantina, Amazon Review2
- “I challenge you to be intellectually honest enough to read Norma’s account for yourself and then be willing to re-evaluate your position.” -J. Anderson, Amazon Review3
Norma McCorvey’s story is not just a pro-life apologetic that covers every aspect of the abortion debate but it is also a spiritual biography that shows the importance of developing a relationship to whom you want to witness and showing to them the unfailing love of God for them. Chris wrote,
- “This book managed to reduce this 23-year old male college senior to tears. I came to know about God’s love in this 240 or so page book.” -Chris, Amazon Review 4
Won by love provides a clear picture of God’s love amidst one of the nation’s greatest tragedies. McCorvey concludes the book with words of hope, “If God can forgive Norma McCorvey – Jane Roe – and her role in abortion, surely he can forgive you as well” (p.229).
ISBN 0785272372, 244 pages, Publisher – Thomas Nelson Inc.