Saying Goodbye to Norma McCorvey

Today Life Legal mourns the death of prolife heroine Norma McCorvey. When McCorvey was 21 and pregnant with her third child, she visited a law office to get help obtaining an abortion and was referred to two attorneys seeking a precedent-setting case to legalize abortion. Her name was changed to Jane Roe and the resulting decision has ended the lives of nearly 60 million innocent human beings to date. McCorvey never had an abortion; instead she placed her daughter for adoption. Later in her life, McCorvey converted to Catholicism and regretted her participation in the lawsuit.

In 2008, she appeared in a prolife commercial, saying: “I think it’s safe to say that the entire abortion industry is based on a lie…I am dedicated to spending the rest of my life undoing the law that bears my name.”.

“I had the privilege of spending a couple of days with Norma McCorvey several years ago,” said Alexandra Snyder, Executive Director of the Life Legal Defense Foundation. “Decades after Roe v. Wade, Norma continued to express genuine sorrow for allowing herself to be exploited by the abortion industry. Although her name is associated with the infamous Supreme Court decision, she found redemption in her fight to end abortion.”