by Norma McCorvey
(Editor's note: The following declaration was made at the National Memorial for the Unborn in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on March 23, 1997.)
I am Norma McCorvey. I became known as Jane Roe on January 22, 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court released the Roe v. Wade decision which created a woman's "right to abortion."
I am now a child of God, a new creature in Christ; I am forgiven and redeemed. Today I publicly recant my involvement in the tragedy of abortion. I humbly ask forgiveness of the millions of women and unborn babies who have experienced the violence of abortion.
In this place of healing, the National Memorial for the Unborn, I stand with those who honor the worth of every unborn child created in the image of God. I will strive, in the name of Jesus, to end this holocaust.