'Jane Roe' Arrested After Ruckus at Sotomayor Hearing

'You're wrong, Sotomayor,' plaintiff-turned-anti-abortion-activist screams
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2009 5:18 PM CDT
Norma McCorvey also known as Jane Roe in the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision reads a statement March 15, 2000 in Washington DC.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Norma McCorvey, better known as “Jane Roe” from the landmark abortion-rights case Roe v. Wade, was arrested today after causing a ruckus at Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing, ABC News reports. McCorvey was removed from the Hart Senate Office Building and charged with unlawful conduct after she began to scream, “you’re wrong, Sotomayor, you’re wrong,” during proceedings.

McCorvey had earlier been among a group of anti-abortion activists standing outside the building holding signs that said “Stop All Abortions” or showed graphic pictures of aborted fetuses, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel adds. Though 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision specifically established McCorvey’s right to an abortion, she’s since become a staunch activist against the procedure.