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Norma Leah McCorvey Nelson; September 22, 1947 – February 18, 2017), better known by the legal pseudonym “Jane Roe”, was the plaintiff in the landmark Norma McCorvey was Roe in the famous Roe v. Wade case, noted for converting from a pro-choice to an anti-abortion point of view.In Roe v. Wade, perhaps the most controversial United States Supreme Court decision, Norma McCorvey fought for and won the right to secure an abortion.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 In 1970, Norma McCorvey, under the pseudonym “Jane Roe,” filed a law suit challenging the Texas laws that criminalized abortion. The case eventually reached the U.S Norma McCorvey, right, with the lawyer Gloria Allred at a rally in support of abortion rights in Washington in 1989. Credit Ron Galella/WireImage1. “Jane Roe” was the legal pseudonym for Norma McCorvey the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade. McCorvey filed court documents against Henry WADE, the district Story highlights. Norma McCorvey later regretted her role in Roe v. Wade, a priest says; The 1973 Supreme Court decision legalized the right to an abortionNorma McCorvey was the “Jane Roe” in Roe v. Wade, but she now lives and works as an anti-abortion activist.Forty years ago, on January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that women had the right to an abortion “free of interference by the Updated at 3:50 p.m. ET. Many only know Norma McCorvey by a name that’s not hers. Under the pseudonym Jane Roe, McCorvey became the central figure of Roe v.Later in life Norma McCorvey, whose Supreme Court case legalized abortion, became an anti-abortion activist.Editor’s note: The following is an interview CNN.com conducted with Norma McCorvey in 1997 leading up to the 25-year anniversary of the Roe v.DALLAS –Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized Norma McCorvey, the once-anonymous plaintiff in the Roe vs. Wade case that led to the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion, has died. She was 69.Norma McCorvey, the real Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, died one week ago. Although McCorvey later changed her views about abortion after a religious conversion Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe of the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion, died Saturday outside Houston at age 69. McCorvey was 22 when she sought a way LIGHT OF LIFE: Norma McCorvey, who died Saturday at the age of 69, entered the history books as Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that vouchsafed the Jane Roe, the anonymous plaintiff in the Roe v Wade case by which the US supreme court legalised abortion, became an icon for feminism. But the real Jane Roe, Norma Norma McCorvey, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the supreme court building. She later became a fierce opponent of abortion rights.DALLAS – Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized abortion Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff known as “Jane Roe” in the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, died Saturday.Norma McCorvey’s lawsuit, filed under the pseudonym Jane Roe, resulted in a landmark Supreme Court decision that established a woman’s right to an abortion.Norma McCorvey, a complicated protagonist in a legal case that became a touchstone in the culture wars, died Saturday at age 69 at an assisted-living facility in Katy.I Am Roe: My Life, Roe V. Wade, and Freedom of Choice [Norma McCorvey, Andy Meisler] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The author, alias Jane Roe DALLAS — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later Norma McCorvey, who reluctantly became the hero of the pro-choice movement and changed abortion rights in America under the pseudonym “Jane Roe,” has died.IN MEMORIAM Norma McCorvey, Roe of Roe v. Wade, hailed as pro-life hero Woman at center of 1973 abortion decision dedicated life to undoing court’s damageNorma McCorvey, better known as Jane Roe of the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade, has died. She was 69. Journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about the Norma McCorvey, The Unnamed Plaintiff In Roe v. Wade, Dead At 69 She died of heart failure, said a journalist profiling the landmark abortion decision.