What Happened to Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade?

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  • January 21, 2013

This week marks the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the legalizing of abortion in America. Do you know what happened to Jane Roe, the plaintiff of the infamous case?

“Jane Roe” was the legal pseudonym for Norma McCorvey the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade. In the 1980s, McCorvey claimed she had been the “pawn” of two young and ambitious lawyers who were looking for a plaintiff with whom they could challenge the Texas state law prohibiting abortion. In the late-1990s, McCorvey was working at a Dallas abortion clinic when the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue moved its offices next door. She says Rev. Phillip Benham, Operation Rescue’s national director, started “sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ” with her. She later became a Christian and committed pro-life advocate.

Joe Carter, 9 Things You Should Know About Roe v. Wade

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Ajay lives in Philadelphia with his wife Shainu and their kids Hannah and Micah. He is responsible for preaching and vision as a pastor at Seven Mile Road.

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