Family Research Council Mourns the Passing of Norma McCorvey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pro-life champion, Norma McCorvey, passed away today at the age of 69.  Under the pseudonym of Jane Roe, McCorvey was used in the sweeping 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that imposed legalized abortion on-demand in all fifty states. In the latter part of her life, McCorvey became a leading advocate for the unborn.

Family Research Council's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, Arina Grossu, released the following statement: 

“FRC mourns the passing of Norma McCorvey, a champion for the preborn for the past two decades. McCorvey was taken advantage of by the pro-abortion lobby to push the abortion agenda on America. Even though it is after her namesake that Roe v. Wade is named, she never stepped foot in the courtroom in this case nor did she ever have an abortion. Her baby was placed for adoption. 

In 1995, McCorvey publicly committed her life to ‘serving the Lord and helping women save babies.’ 

“McCorvey tried to reverse the decision in her namesake and has also testified before Congress against abortion.  She has been a powerful witness of conversion and truth in the sea of lies surrounding Roe v. Wade. 

“We are grateful for her efforts for women and their unborn babies.  In Norma's honor, we will continue to fight until her namesake is vindicated and Roe is overturned," Grossu concluded.