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The ‘Pro-Life’ Movement Was Always a Con

‘AKA Jane Roe’ exposes how anti-abortion activism is built on mistruths, fabrications, and coercion

Photo shows McCorvey in front of Supreme Court steps talking to the press in 1989.
Norma McCorvey, “Jane Roe” in Roe vs. Wade, is the center of media attention following arguments in a Missouri abortion case at the Supreme Court on April 26th, 1989. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images

A documentary about the life of Norma McCorvey — better known as Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade — comes out tomorrow on FX, tracking her life from a plaintiff in the 1973 Supreme Court case that…

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Feminist author & columnist. Native NYer, pasta enthusiast.

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