Forty years ago the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Roe v. Wade and made abortions a legal choice for a pregnant woman. If you break down the numbers, 55 million unborn children have been aborted since the ruling was handed down. The woman at the center of the controversial law known as Jane Roe is actually Norma McCorvey, now an anti-abortion activist. In a 2003 CNN interview by Douglas S. Wood, McCorvey said, “I'm very sad (about the anniversary)," she told CNN Interactive in a telephone interview. "But this year, I've got so much to do, I don't have time to sit down and be sad."
Although never having an abortion herself, she spent the better part of her life fighting for that right for others. Then she met a little girl named Emily who softened her heart and made her realize that because of the law that she helped passed, Emily may have never existed. It dawned on her that even the youngest embryo is a living child, and should be given a chance at life. McCorvey has started a ministry called Roe No More, which is a pro-life outreach to women and organizations that are in need of assistance and guidance. She has let go of the guilt of her role in the legalization of abortions, and now spends her days fighting for the rights of millions more unborn babies.