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Plaintiff in ‘Roe v. Wade’ Norma McCorvey, dies


We would like to pay our respects to Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in the 1973 lawsuit ‘Roe v. Wade,’ who died on February 18. Throughout her life, she became a symbol of activism, both on the pro-choice and anti-choice side of the debate. Although she was a complex character, who some may call contradictory, we still want to recognise her contribution for changing the future of US reproductive rights and paving the way for future generations of activists.