American woman, Norma McCorvey passed away on February 18, 2017 in Katy, Texas, US but nowadays, she has become a topic of discussion on the internet and why not, she was the only woman who sparked a light in the entire US citizens to legalize the abortion during in 1971. Well, the unexpected decision of the Supreme Court to strike down Roe-Wade and the landmark decision which legalized abortion in the United States has blown sparked interest in the personal life of Norma McCorvey who filed her case in 1971 when she was just 22 years old.
Unfortunately, the spark started to blow once again. Norma McCorvey was living in Texas at that time. She was unmarried and seeking to terminate her unwanted pregnancy. She got married at the age of 16 but she moved away after becoming pregnant and after giving her first child, she gave custody of her daughter to her mother. Then, she moved to give a second child up for adoption but later, she became pregnant the third time and took the decision to have an abortion. She couldn’t put her affords to travel to one of the few states where the abortion procedure would have been legal.
Who Was Norma McCorvey’s Partner?
Along with this, she was unable to undergo the same in a safe and legal environment because state legislation prevented abortions unless the mother’s life is at risk. McCorvey sued Dallas County district attorney Henry Wade in 1970. Later, the case was filed with the Supreme Court under the title “Roe vs Wade” in order to protect McCorvey’s privacy.
The SCOTUS remembered a women’s constitutional right to an abortion in Roe v Wade. While the nationally legalized abortion nationwide, it divided public opinion and since then, it has become a controversial subject. While McCorvey lived a quiet life following the ruling, until the 1980s when she revealed herself to be Jane Roe.
Later, she became a vocal pro-abortion activist and also served at a women’s clinic where abortions were carried out. Her spouse was Elwood McCorvey from 1963 to 1965. She made her amazing U-turn after she became a born-again Christain and started to speak against abortion across the country.
She had a long time relationship with Connie Gonzalez. Also, the couple went live in Dallas for 35 years. She continued her relationship with him even after converting to Christianity but described their relationship as platonic. Later, she described that she was no longer a lesbian and left the house shared with Gonzalez in 2006.