Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

McCorvey, Who Was at Center of Roe V. Wade, Dead at 69

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

McCorvey, Who Was at Center of Roe V. Wade, Dead at 69

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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 became an outspoken opponent of the procedure died Saturday (Feb. 18, 2017). She was 69.

Ms. McCorvey died at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas, said journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about Ms. McCorvey and was with her and her family when she died. He said she died of heart failure and had been ill for some time.

Ms. McCorvey was 22, unmarried, unemployed and pregnant for the third time in 1969 when she sought to have an abortion in Texas, where the procedure was illegal except to save a woman's life.

The subsequent lawsuit, known as Roe v. …

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