Norma McCorvey, ‘Jane Roe’, dies

Norma McCorvey, the ‘Jane Roe’ of Roe v. Wade, passed away today at the age of 69. Here is the Washington Post obituary.

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said the following about her death:

“Norma McCorvey will be greatly missed from this world but is no doubt rejoicing in heaven with the lives she has helped to spare over her lifetime. She was one of the first women that the abortion industry publicly betrayed, using her to fill the position of ‘Jane Roe’ in the infamous Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade that made abortion legal throughout all nine months of pregnancy for any reason. She never even had the abortion but went on to place her child for adoption. Eventually Ms. McCorvey had a public conversion to Christianity and became one of the most widely-known and effective advocates for the preborn of her generation. We cannot thank her enough and pray that she rests in peace.”