A Norma McCorvey documentary lets another reporter flaunt her ignorance

Norma McCorvey was the "Roe" in Roe v. Wade, the case that found the emanations and penumbras that made abortion a constitutional right.  She was a sad woman.  When she was 13, her father abandoned the family, and her mother, a violent alcoholic, raised McCorvey and her older brother. By age 11, McCorvey had ended up in a State School for Girls.  At 15, when she left the school, a relative raped her repeatedly.  By 1969, McCorvey had been married, divorced, had two children, developed a serious alcohol and drug problem, and become a lesbian.  This was the troubled woman who, when she became pregnant with her third child, moved to the center of the American abortion debate.  McCorvey eventually worked at an abortion facility. In 1995, McCorvey publicly converted to Evangelical Christianity, quit the abortion facility, and announced that she was henceforth working with Operation Rescue, an anti-abortion...(Read Full Post)
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