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The Roe of Roe v. Wade.

Norma McCorvey. She was the plaintiff in Roe vs. Wade. In the lawsuit she was called Jane Roe to shield her privacy. In her new book "I Am Roe" (Harper Collins), she tells her story. She was poor, alone and pregnant. Her case became a landmark Supreme Court decision--it gave women the right to choose abortion. But McCorvey ended up giving birth to the child because the Supreme Court decision came too late.


Other segments from the episode on June 9, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 9, 1994: Interview with Norma McCorvey; Interview with Governor Robert P. Casey.


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