Norma McCorvey

In 1969, a young Texas woman sought a legal abortion. But when she was unable to obtain one, she turned to two young lawyers for help.

Those lawyers took Norma NcCorve’s case to court, and eventually to the United States Supreme Court.

Along the way, Norma NcCorvey became known in the court papers as “Jane Roe.” Henry Wade was the local prosecutor she was suing, so the case became known as Roe v Wade.

And on January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in her favor, effectively legalizing abortion across the U.S.

I met Norma McCorvey in 1994, when she wrote a book called “I Am Roe.”

So here now, from 1994, Norma McCorvey.

Norma McCorvey died in 2017. She was 69.

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