BREAKING NEWS: Norma Leah McCorvey, who went by the legal pseudonym ‘Jane Roe’, and was the plaintiff in the landmark American lawsuit, Roe v. Wade in 1973, where the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that individual state laws banning abortion are unconstitutional, has died at age 69.
Brietbart stated that she died of heart failure and had been ill for some time.
Although Norma McCorvey, her real name, became famous for the part she played in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, she became a born-again Christian and spoke out against abortion.
“Texas Right to Life was honored to work alongside Ms. McCorvey for years,” Elizabeth Graham of Texas Right to Life told Breitbart Texas. “Jim and I were so blessed to work with her during the last decades of her life on pro-life causes.”
Graham added, “Much later, she realized she was just a pawn in the system.”
Graham said it was important to note that McCorvey never had an abortion, saying she “choose life instead.”
Her death, reported by the Washington Post early Saturday afternoon, was confirmed by Joshua Prager. Prager is a journalist who has been working on a book on the historic Supreme Court decision that has sparked decades of debate over abortion rights.
The defendant in the case, “Wade” was then-Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade.
She reportedly died from a heart ailment in an assisted-living facility in Katy, a suburb of Houston.
Since the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark case, approximately 50 million legal abortions have been estimated to have been performed in the United States, according to the New York Times.
In January, 2016, McCorvey told LifeNews, “Back in 1973 I was a very confused 21 year-old with one child and facing an unplanned pregnancy,” she says.
And even though the Supreme Court used her case to impose legal abortion on the entire country, McCorvey herself explains, “the truth be told, I have three daughters and I have never had an abortion.”
“Upon knowing God, I realized that my case, which legalized abortion on demand, was the biggest mistake of my life,” she says.
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