Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, dies at 69


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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 currently at work 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 women’s freedom and denounced by opponents as the legalization of murder of the unborn.

I had no idea she became Catholic. I pray she has been delivered into the arms of God. May she rest in peace.


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She was actively pro-life and never had an abortion.

Ed


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Requiescat in pace


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May she rest in peace.


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Our Father…

Hail Mary…

Glory Be…


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I was about to post on this. Brave and courageous woman. May she rest in everlasting glory.

Wonder what left-leaning Holly Hunter, who portrayed her in that mostly atrocious ROE VS. WADE Tv movie, thinks of her decision to reject abortion for pro-life activism and also to stop embracing lesbianism (she identified as lesbian for many years and even had a long-time partner) before joining Holy Mother Church. Oh well.

Through the prayers of the Mother Of God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.


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Praying for the repose of her soul & for her family. I had the opportunity to meet her when I worked for Priests for Life & received her autographed book. She turned her life around & became actively Pro-Life.


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