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Postmodern Realities Episode 190 Assessing the Confession of Norma McCorvey in AKA Jane Roe

Postmodern Realities Episode 190 Assessing the Confession of Norma McCorvey in AKA Jane Roe

Update: 2020-07-02
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In May 2020 FX and Hulu released the documentary AKA Jane Roe promoting the deathbed confession of Norma McCorvey, the woman publicly known as the Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 legal decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States allows abortion to be legal. McCorvey allegedly confided to documentarian Nick Sweeney that her pro-life work, spanning more than two decades, was a lie. In her own words, “I took their money, and they put me out in front of the cameras and told me what to say, and that’s what I’d say.” The story as reported casts a pall over her much-celebrated conversion to the pro-life community while affirming cynical views held by abortion supporters concerning the character of those who fight legal abortion. As far as the ethics of abortion, does McCorvey’s judgment on abortion really matter?

This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Jay Watts about his online-exclusive article, “Assessing the Confession of Norma McCorvey in AKA Jane Roe”. https://www.equip.org/article/assessing-the-confession-of-norma-mccorvey-in-aka-jane-roe/

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Postmodern Realities Episode 190 Assessing the Confession of Norma McCorvey in AKA Jane Roe

Postmodern Realities Episode 190 Assessing the Confession of Norma McCorvey in AKA Jane Roe

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