Who is Norma McCorvey?

In order to know who Norman McCorvey is, you must first know about "Roe vs. Wade". Who or what is "Roe v. Wade", you ask? Well, in 1969, Jane Roe discovered she was pregnant. As a result Jane Roe decided to have an abortion. However there was one obstacle - abortion was illegal in the state of Texas, except in cases of rape and incest.

In 1970, attorneys Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington, filed suit in a U.S. District Court on behalf of Jane Roe in an attempt to legalize abortion. The Defendant in the case was Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade, representing the State of Texas.

The District ruled in favor of Roe on the merits, but declined to grant an injunction against the enforcement of the laws barring abortion.

Roe v. Wade reached the Supreme Court on appeal. The Court issued its decision on January 22, 1973, in favor of Jane Roe.

Norma McCorvey is the 'Roe', of the 'Roe vs. Wade' Supreme Court decision of 1973, which legalized abortion.

Since the Roe v. Wade case, Norma McCorvey has had a change of heart. She is no longer in favor of abortion.

On Saturday, May 16, 2009, Norma McCorvey was part of an anti-abortion protest in South Bend, Indiana. She was part of a contingent of protestors, who were protesting the decision of the University of Notre Dame to invite President Barack Obama to speak at the commencement, and the decision to give him an honorary degree.

The protestors thought that President Obama shouldn't have been allowed to speak at the Roman Catholic university because of his support of abortion rights and embryonic stem-cell research.

World Wide Web. Roe v. Wade. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. June 14, 2010.
Tom Coyne. Obama Protesters arrested. The Miami Herald. May 17, 2009. 3A.

Frederick Bryant
June 14, 2010
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