Could Roe v Wade be overturned and abortion outlawed in the US?
The death of the plaintiff from the landmark case has put abortion law in the spotlight again, as a resurgent Republican right seeks to roll back access
Saturday 25 February 2017
Who was Norma McCorvey?
Norma McCorvey is the real name of the woman known as “Jane Roe” in the landmark US supreme court case on abortion rights, Roe v Wade. The 1973 case established a right for US women to have abortions. McCorvey became the plaintiff after she met with two lawyers looking for a test case to challenge Texas’s abortion ban. That was in 1970. At the time, McCorvey was pregnant, unwed, unemployed and unable to obtain an abortion legally or otherwise.
Continued at source: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/25/could-roe-v-wade-be-overturned-and-abortion-outlawed-in-the-us