The Roe in Roe v Wade was a woman called Norma McCorvey. She was the woman whose case was considered by the Supreme Court in 1970.
I have had it put to me on very many ocassions that the case should not have gone ahead as she has been pressurised into the position she found herself and had, in fact, been a life long opponent of abortion from that time. Which we now discover was ‘all an act’ sponsored financially by ultra-conservative groups such as Operation Rescue.
'Norma McCorvey, most notable for being the plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the 1973 landmark supreme court case Roe v Wade that led to abortion becoming legal in the United States, made a stunning admission just before her death in 2017, it has emerged.
“This is my deathbed confession,” she explained.
In a documentary that is premiering on Friday and is already making waves, McCorvey admits that her infamous reversal on abortion rights “was all an act”.
The documentary reveals McCorvey received at least $450,000 in “benevolent gifts” from the anti-abortion movement.
“I took their money and they’d put me out in front of the cameras and tell me what to say. That’s what I’d say,” she said.