Norma McCorvey aka “Roe” in “Roe v. Wade” dies at 69


From LA Times:

Norma McCorvey, the once-anonymous plaintiff in the “Roe vs. Wade” case that led to the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion, has died. She was 69.

McCorvey, who later joined the anti-abortion movement, died at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas, said journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about McCorvey and was with her and her family when she died. He said she died of heart failure, according to the Associated Press.

McCorvey’s child was given up for adoption and her identity remains anonymous. McCorvey was vehemently pro-abortion and volunteering at an abortion clinic when Operation Rescue moved next door in 1995. She was persuaded by them to become pro-life.

In 1998, She testified before the US Senate that she regretted her part in making abortion illegal. “I am dedicated to spending the rest of my life undoing the law that bears my name,” she said, “I would like nothing more than to have this law overturned.”

Prior to her conversion, she was starting to realize just how the pro-abortion movement views women. In a 1995 television interview she remarked that they never gave her “the respect she thought she deserved”.

“A lot of Norma’s evolution from pro-abortion to anti-abortion had to do with her feelings of being treated like poor, working-class, white trash,” according to David Garrow, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Liberty and Sexuality, The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe v. Wade.”

Isn’t that exactly how the pro-abortion movement views the women they market to? Incapable, helpless, and worthless? And they call this empowering…Just like Norma had realized, they don’t actually respect or care about the women they claim to stand for. They are just pawns in their political game.

Here’s to hoping that Norma will get her wish and we will see “Roe v. Wade” overturned soon.


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