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Article published : Friday, May 22nd, 2020 10:31 am
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AKA Jane Roe: behind the headline-making abortion documentary Filmed in the last year of her life, the film tells the story of Norma McCorvey, who was paid, she says, to convert to anti-abortion activism in 1995When, in 1969, a 21-year-old woman named Norma McCorvey met with two lawyers about getting an abortion in Texas, she was not interested in sweeping national change. She was pregnant for the third time and working as a housekeeper; the stakes were personally huge, and time sensitive. She signed the affidavit for a lawsuit challenging the state's abortion ban as "Jane Roe", the anonymous plaintiff in the landmark supreme court case which, in 1973, secured abortion access for women in all 50 states. Related: Jane Roe's deathbed confession exposes the immorality of the Christian right Arwa Mahdawi Continue reading...
Author : Adrian Horton