In 1970, Norma McCorvey, under the name Jane Roe, filed a lawsuit challenging the Texas laws that criminalized abortion. The case is now known as Roe v. Wade. The famous court case in which the Supreme Court struck down the anti abortion laws. Roe is described as a pregnant woman who wished to end her pregnancy through abortion by a trained physician under safe circumstances. She claimed that the Texas laws were unconstitutionally vague and intruded on her right to privacy.
The Actual Story…
Norma McCorvey was actually quite ignorant of the facts in her own case, she even says that the attorneys used her as a means to their own ends. She herself was not aware of what an abortion even was, to her it meant going back to not being pregnant. Instead of correcting her, her lawyer instead confused the issue even more by saying that the unborn child was just a mass of tissue saying “you just missed your period”. Another problem was that she claimed her pregnancy was the result of gang rape in order to gain more sympathy which she admitted was completely untrue. She states her involvement in the case was minimal and she never even had an abortion, in fact, she placed her baby for adoption. She even found out the results of the case through the newspaper just as everyone else had in America on that day. Norma signed the initial affidavit without even reading it and wasn’t even invited to the court and never testified. She was merely a pawn used to gain a selfish end.
Learn more about Norma McCorvey [Roe v Wade], and Sandra Cano [Doe v Bolton], both who later became pro-life activists. Killing prenatal children is wrong, even the plaintiffs whose cases legalized it came to that realization.
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