- Jan 31, 2009
Source: Roe V Wade Plaintiff Norma McCorvey Dies At Age 69 - Joe.My.God.Roe V Wade Plaintiff Norma McCorvey Dies At Age 69
The Washington Post reports:
Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that established a constitutional right to an abortion, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Tex. She was 69.
Her death was confirmed by Joshua Prager, a journalist working on a book about Roe v. Wade. The cause was a heart ailment. Ms. McCorvey was a complicated protagonist in a legal case that became a touchstone in the culture wars, celebrated by champions as an affirmation of womens freedom and denounced by opponents as the legalization of murder of the unborn.
1) first off may she rest in peace
2) did you know in later years she did a complete turn around and became a born again Christian and anti abortion activist