Norma McCorvey

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Norma McCorvey
Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe), 1989 (cropped).jpg
McCorvey in 1989
Norma Leah Nelson

(1947-09-22)September 22, 1947
DiedFebruary 18, 2017(2017-02-18) (aged 69)
Cause of deathHeart failure
Other namesJane Roe
OccupationDirector, Crossing Over Ministry
formerly Roe No More Ministry, Inc.
Known forRoe v. Wade
Elwood "Woody" McCorvey
(m. 1963–1965)
Partner(s)Connie Gonzales

Norma Leah McCorvey (née Nelson; September 22, 1947 – February 18, 2017), better known by the legal pseudonym "Jane Roe", was an American activist. She was the plaintiff in the landmark American lawsuit Roe v. Wade in 1973.[2]

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that individual state laws banning abortion are unconstitutional. Later, McCorvey's views on abortion changed greatly because she became a Roman Catholic activist in the pro-life movement.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Duin, Julia (February 19, 1996). "Roe Finds God, Prays for Life". Archived from the original on July 8, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
  2. Witchel, Alex (July 28, 1994). "Norma McCorvey: Of Roe, Dreams and Choices". The New York Times.
  3. McCorvey, Norma; Thomas, Gary (January 1998). "Roe v. McCorvey". Leadership U. Retrieved February 18, 2017. Unknown parameter |last-author-amp= ignored (help)