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Roe v Wade: Woman behind US abortion ruling was paid to recant
The woman behind the 1973 ruling legalising abortion in the US is seen admitting in a new documentary that her stunning change of heart on the issue in later life was “all an act”.
Norma McCorvey, known as Jane Roe in the US Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v Wade, shocked the country in 1995 when she came out against abortion.
But in new footage, McCorvey alleges she was paid to switch sides….
The programme was filmed in the last months of McCorvey’s life before her death at age 69 in 2017 in Texas.
So McCorvey’s very public switcheroo was a paid-for lie, and all the damage she did to Womens Rights was just a few Ameros and a deathbed confession to set the record straight.
In her “deathbed confession”, as she calls it, a visibly ailing McCorvey says she only became an anti-abortion activist because she was paid by evangelical groups.
“I was the big fish,” she said. “I think it was a mutual thing. I took their money and they’d put me out in front of the cameras and tell me what to say.
“That’s what I’d say. It was all an act. I did it well too. I am a good actress. Of course, I’m not acting now.
“She added: “If a young woman wants to have an abortion, that’s no skin off my ass. That’s why they call it choice.”
We are posthumously awarding McCorvey the much-Coveted Golden Schlafly Lifetime Achievment Award for setting women back more than any other woman.
And toasting to her memory as she will forever be known:
(Hat tip: Scissorhead Baron vonBeavis)