Communications Department

National Right to Life on Norma McCorvey Documentary

May 20, 2020 | 2020 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Friday, FX will release a documentary, AKA Jane Roe, directed by Nick Sweeney which profiles Norma McCorvey. McCorvey was “Jane Roe” in the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision. The following is a statement from National Right to Life:

Norma McCorvey, a woman who survived trauma and rejection that she experienced for most of her life, was welcomed and loved by the pro-life movement from the moment she entered it. It is with a heavy heart that we hear of a documentary that casts doubt on her intentions.

Regardless of what she may or may not have said in the documentary, it does not take away from the truth about abortion or the fact that the foundation of Roe v. Wade was a lie. Norma McCorvey never had an abortion. She was used by pro-abortion attorneys to push a narrative that did not exist solely to challenge a Texas law that prohibited abortions except to save a mother’s life.

Norma’s legacy in the pro-life movement remains. She showed the world that the abortion industry lied in 1973 and continues to lie to young women today.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.