‘AKA Jane Roe’ Finally Gives Norma McCorvey the Nuanced Portrait She Deserves

‘AKA Jane Roe’ Finally Gives Norma McCorvey the Nuanced Portrait She Deserves

Norma McCorvey and Jane Roe outside of Supreme Court BuildingHas anyone been more misunderstood than Norma McCorvey? In 1973, she took on the pseudonym of “Jane Roe” as plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States. McCorvey went public a year later, authoring a memoir, I Am Roe, and initially embracing a role as a pro-choice advocate. Then, in 1995, she switched sides, becoming an evangelical Christian and a prominent anti-abortion activist who spoke three times at the March for Life. By 2017, when she died at 69 in Katy, the New York Times described her as “an almost mythological figure.”  At least, that’s the tidy conversion story that had always been told (in dozens of magazine profiles and newspaper features). The story changed this week with a…View Original Post

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