|By Mary Pezzulo
Today, the member of the pro-life movement making news is the woman whose lawsuit was responsible for abortion being legalized in the United States in the first place: Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” of the Roe Versus Wade Supreme Court decision.
McCorvey herself never had an abortion, as the court case she filed when she was pregnant was decided three years later. In the 90s, McCorvey famously declared that she’d converted to Christianity and became an influential pro-life speaker. Later, she converted to Catholicism at the feet of the notorious Frank Pavone. She passed away in 2017.
McCorvey is the subject of a new documentary which premiers Friday evening on FX and Hulu, AKA Jane Roe. This documentary promises to be not about abortion per se, but about the life, sufferings and exploitation of McCorvey herself.
Today, it hit the news that the documentary reveals a horrifying, yet altogether predictable secret: Norma McCorvey’s conversion to the pro-life side of the debate was not real. It was an act. She was only doing it because she was paid to. In an interview with the filmmaker, McCorvey states, “I took their money and they took me out in front of the cameras and told me what to say. That’s what I’d say… I’m a good actress.” At another point, she says, “If a young woman wants to have an abortion—fine. That’s no skin off my ass. You know, that’s why they call it ‘choice.’ It’s your choice.”
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