To Jane Roe: Remember Choice?

To Jane Roe: Remember Choice?

Abby Zimet

How odd and sad to read that one of the anti-abortion protesters arrested at the Sotomayor hearings was 61-year-old Texan Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe, whose 1970 pregnancy and court challenge led to the landmark Roe v. Wade case. In 1995 she reportedly switched sides and joined the infamous ranks of Operation Rescue, whose members dutifully showed up yesterday with their usual zealous props: fetus posters, grim reapers, fake-blood-drenched dolls. The case took years, and McCorvey gave birth, but perhaps shame or guilt lingered. Norma, try to remember: the operative word here, as always, is "choice."

From a pro-choice poster: "Against Abortion? Don't Have One."

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