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Roe v. Wade: U.S. Supreme Court – Lawyers Present Oral Arguments

Posted in Roe with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2014 by saynsumthn

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At the age of 21, Norma McCorvey a/k/a “Jane Roe” was pregnant with her third child. She had given her other two children up for adoption and McCorvey did not want to say goodbye to her offspring a third time. She decided to have an illegal abortion, but the Dallas clinic she went to had been recently raided and shut down. So McCorvey made up a story — she had been raped, she told her doctor and two lawyers. She signed an affidavit on condition of anonymity, and the lawsuit began.