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

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posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 01:45 PM
Norma McCorvey...
Famously known as Jane Roe, has passed away...

The centre point of likely the most iconic piece of legislation in over a hundred years.

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.


Possibly the most contentious decision ever made...
Still thoroughly debated, and that won't change with her passing...
& hot damn... What more can one say about this topic that hasn't already been beaten to death?

Feel free to have the biggest abortion debate ever.
Or not.
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posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 01:51 PM
a reply to: Hazardous1408

She was a catalyst and a voice for 1000's of women, ad their families, who died from dangerous and dirty back alley abortions. I can't imagine women ever being content with going back to the way it was before Roe V Wade.

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posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 01:53 PM
No debate, did I read that she said she wished she didn't aborted or was against abortion later in life? Just a question, not sure? Anyways RIP, way too young
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posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 01:57 PM
a reply to: WUNK22

Yep. She became a Christian later in life and supported pro-life groups.

She also was a lesbian then stopped being a lesbian, if memory serves.

posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 01:58 PM
a reply to: WUNK22

She never had an abortion. Her case wasn't settled in time. She, later, regretted being "the one" who started the whole ordeal, but she really wasn't "the one". If not her, there would have been some other Jane Roe.

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posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 03:25 PM
a reply to: WUNK22

She never had an abortion. The case didn't settle in time.
She had a daughter. I don't know if she raised her.
I don't know about that.
I think you're getting civil rights cases mixed up.

Oops someone beat me to it.
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posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 03:30 PM
a reply to: Shamrock6

Oh it was you who said lesbian.
I think you are mixing up cases.
There were civil cases where lesbian couples had their children taken from them.
There was a biopic made.

posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 03:41 PM
a reply to: Sillyolme

I was talking about her personal life, not another civil rights case.

According to the most sympathetic tellings of her story, she was a victim of abuse, financial hardship, drug and alcohol addiction, and personal frailty. For much of her life, she subsisted at the margins of society, making ends meet, according to various accounts, as a bartender, a maid, a roller-skating carhop and a house painter. She found a measure of stability with a lesbian partner, Connie Gonzalez, but even that relationship reportedly ended in bitterness after 35 years.

She was a lesbian

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