U.S.: Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide, dies at 69

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Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide, dies at 69
By Emily Langer
February 18, 2017

Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff in the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Tex. She was 69.

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