Norma McCorvey, ‘Roe’ in Roe v. Wade Case Legalizing Abortion, Dies Aged 69
February 20, 2017
(The Guardian) – Norma McCorvey, who was just 22 years old when she became better known as Jane Roe in the landmark 1973 supreme court case Roe v Wade, has died aged 69 in her home state of Texas. Her death was confirmed by the journalist Joshua Prager, who was working on a book about McCorvey and was with her and her family when she died. He told the Associated Press that she died of heart failure at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas.