This is an excerpt from the NY Times-Blog
“What a coincidence!
On the 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic Roe vs. Wade abortion ruling, the Roe of that landmark legal case endorsed libertarian turned Republican Rep. Ron Paul for president. Paul, a 10-term Texas congressman from the Houston area, is a 72-year-old Air Force veteran and ob-gyn who has surprised many political observers with the fervor of his bands of followers, not to mention his campaign’s fundraising prowess that has outshined other Republican so-called front-runners.
“Jane Roe,” whose real name is Norma McCorvey, turned against abortion a decade ago. In her endorsement Tuesday she said, “I support Ron Paul for president because we share the same goal, that of overturning Roe v. Wade. He has never wavered….on the issue of being pro-life and has a voting record to prove it. He understands the importance of civil liberties for all, including the unborn.”
Not surprisingly, Paul accepted the endorsement and said, “As much as I talk about economic liberties, and civil liberties and trying to avoid the killing overseas, I think the issue of life is paramount.”