Norma McCorvey and Roe v Wade

January 22, 1973: Roe v Wade is decided by the US Supreme Court. Jane Roe was the pseudonym of Norma McCorvey; she sought an abortion claiming she was a victim of rape. On January 21, 1998, she testified as follows:

My name is Norma McCorvey. Im sorry to admit that Im the Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade. The affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court didnt happen the way I said it did, pure and simple. I lied! Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffey needed an extreme case to make their client look pitiable. Rape seemed to be the ticket. What made rape even worse? A gang rape! It all started out as a little lie, but my little lie grew and became more horrible with each telling.

The two women alluded to herein were her feminist attorneys. This admission begs the question, how many abortions have been procured in the United States and elsewhere on the same basis?

Born again Christian Norma Leah McCorvey ne Nelson died at Katy, Texas on February 18, 2017, aged 69.

There is voluminous documentation on this case which the reader will have no trouble accessing; the facts are largely non-contentious, the arguments are a different matter.

Above: Norma McCorvey photographed in later life; below: her feminist attorneys Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee.

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