Roe v. Wade Namesake to Campaign for Brownback

By: 13 News Email
By: 13 News Email

The woman who was the plaintiff in the historic Roe v. Wade abortion case will show her support for Sen. Sam Brownback, (R) Kansas, at the Iowa straw poll.

Brownback's campaign announced today that Norma McCorvey, better know to mose as "Jane Roe," of Roe v. Wade, will join Brownback in Ames Saturday.

"Sam Brownback is the right person, in the right place at the right time for our nation as we seek to embrace a culture of life," McCorvey said in a statement. "I call on pro-life Iowans to vote for Senator Brownback in Ames this Saturday. Our nation needs a president with strength, courage and moral fortitude--one who will lead our society on a path that respects human life and dignity."

In 1970, a team of lawyers convinced McCorvey to be their plaintiff in a case challenging a Texas law prohibiting abortion. The case was eventually appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1995, McCorvey abandoned her pro-choice activism and became a vocal pro-life Christian.


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