FIRST AIRED: February 19, 2017

Nice work! Enjoy the show!

×

You’re busy. We get it.

Stay on top of the news with our Editor’s Picks newsletter.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Unsubscribe at any time. One click, it’s gone.

Thanks for signing up!

×

Transcript

00:00:00
>> I never had an abortion.>> Norma McCorvey died of heart failure at an assisted living home on Texas on Saturday according to a journalist close to her. She was the anonymous plaintiff behind the US Supreme Court's landmark Roe v Wade ruling that legalized abortion. The ruling established that the US Constitution protects the right of the woman to have an abortion until the point of viability.
00:00:22
While McCorvey lent her name to women's rights supporters in the 1980s, she later became a born-again Christian. And told Reuters in the 1998 interview that she had become disillusioned with the Pro-Choice Movement.>> I started talking to the women before they would go in before their abortions, after they would come out.
00:00:42
And it was the same thing over and over, they all regretted it.>> We are for life.>> The 1973 ruling has been the focus of a divisive political legal and moral debate ever since. Efforts to overturn the decision are heating up with the election of Donald Trump as President in a conservative congress.
00:01:01
An action McCorvey in 1998 do not think would likely happen anytime soon. As much as I'd like to see Roe Vs Wade overturned, I don't know if it will happen in our lifetime or even in my grandchildren's lifetime. But it will happen. McCorvey was 69 years old.>> So right now I'd like to invoke the Spirit because