Norma McCorvey

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'Jane Roe' of Roe v. Wade Dies at 69

Norma McCorvey later became a staunch anti-abortion crusader

(Newser) - Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the US Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69. McCorvey died at an assisted living center in Texas, journalist Joshua Prager,... More »

'Jane Roe' Arrested After Ruckus at Sotomayor Hearing

'You're wrong, Sotomayor,' plaintiff-turned-anti-abortion-activist screams

(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... More »

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