Roe v. Wade Plaintiff Reveals Antiabortion Movement Paid Her in FX Doc

Clay Curtis
May 22, 2020

Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade who eventually came out against abortion, made a shocking "deathbed confession" and claimed that right-wing Christian groups paid her to abandon the pro-choice movement, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In the first FX documentary AKA RoeNorma McCorvey, known in real life as "Jane Roe" in the landmark Roe v. In a documentary being released Friday, McCorvey says she was paid to speak out against abortion. "I think it was mutual". I took their cash they usually'd put me out in entrance of the cameras and inform me what to say.

"This is my deathbed confession" she says.

"It was all an act". I did it well too.

"The FX movie does not portray the real Norma McCorvey, who I knew well and called my friend".

Norma McCorvey was the anonymous "Jane Roe" who went to court in 1969 to challenge laws against abortion after she was barred in the state of Texas from obtaining one. "That's why they call it choice".

Nick Sweeney, who directed the film, instructed the Los Angeles Times its objective was to not add to the abortion debate, however to discover extra of the lifetime of a girl who he described as an "enigmatic person at the center of this very divisive issue".

"Honestly, I did not think that the film would go in the direction that it went", Sweeney said.

Norma Mc Corvey and her attorney Gloria Allred stand near the Supreme Court in 1989

As to McCorvey's apparent suggestion that her pro-life advocacy was a charade, Father Pavone said, "I can even see her being emotionally cornered to get those words out of her mouth, but the things that I saw in 22 years with her- the thousands and thousands of conversations that we had - that was real.Her conversion was very, very honest, and she paid a price for it". "Norma was incredibly complex".

McCorvey, for her part, says both parties used the other. "What I didn't have the guts to say was, "because I know damn well we're playing her",". "What we did with Norma was highly unethical". She was sent to a state correctional school, where she was rumoured to have undergone several realisations against the Jehovah faith she had been raised in; primarily that sex was something to be enjoyed.

"I wish I knew how many abortions Donald Trump was responsible for. We tried to teach her it was better to serve than to be served", Rusty Thomas, national director for Operation Save America, said in a statement to CNN.

Indeed, McCorvey's story isn't easily unpacked.

The documentary includes scenes of McCorvey on election night 2016 - a few months before she died of heart failure at age 69 - expressing her support for Hillary Clinton.

McCorvey gained notoriety with the assistance of evangelical Christian leaders like Operation Rescue's founders the Rev Flip Benham and the Rev Rob Schenck. "I'm sure he's lost count, if he can count that high". "Women make mistakes, and they make mistakes with men, and things happen".

McCorvey was often thrust into situations for which she wasn't ready, he said, as she also had been during her alliance with abortion advocates, and that caused her considerable hardship. "The jig is up".

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