Remembering Norma McCorvey

The Former 'Jane Roe' of Roe v. Wade


Norma McCorvey was the plaintiff in the Roe vs. Wade decision of the US Supreme Court, which legalized abortion in all 50 states.

In 1995 she became a pro-life Christian, and in 1998 was initiated into the Catholic Church.

She had a pro-life ministry, known as Crossing Over Ministry. 

Below you will find various expressions of the story of her journey, and of the role Priests for Life has been privileged to play.

Roe No More: Plaintiff in Supreme Court Abortion Decision Dies. Reflections from a Friend (03/17)

Statement from Norma McCorvey's Family (02/17)

Press Release: Priests for Life mourns the death of Norma McCorvey (02/17)

Norma's Obituary

Family Of ‘Jane Roe’ Reminds World How Their Mom Wants To Be Remembered (WesternJournalism.com, 02/17)

Janet Morana remembers her friend Norma McCorvey and how she became Roe No More (Currents TV, 02/17)

Janet Morana’s recollections of her friend Norma McCorvey (EWTN News Nightly, 02/17)

The Vicarious Trauma of Jane Roe by Janet Morana and Kevin Burke (National Catholic Register, 02/17)

Facebook Live Video: Fr. Frank mourns the passing of Norma McCorvey (02/17)

Facebook Live Video: Reflections from Fr. Frank on his interactions with Norma (02/17) 

Janet Morana remembers her friend, Norma McCorvey (National Catholic Register, 02/17)

Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in legalizing abortion who later turned pro-life, dead at 69 (Aleteia.org, 02/17)

Norma McCorvey, 'Roe' in Roe v. Wade, is dead at 69 (New York Times, 02/17)

Norma "Jane Roe" McCorvey dies at 69 (TheNewAmerican.com, 02/17)

Norma McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade abortion rights case, dies at 69 (NBC News. 02/17) 

Norma McCorvey, AKA 'Jane Roe' of Roe v. Wade, dies at 69 (SI Live, 02/17)

Norma McCorvey, 'Roe' in Roe v. Wade, is dead at 69 (USA Today, 02/17)

Norma McCorvey, 'Jane Roe' of Roe v. Wade court case, has died (10News.com, 02/17)

Norma McCorvey, The "Jane Roe" in Roe v. Wade Who Eventually Became A Pro-Life Activist, Dies At 69 (TownHall.com, 02/17)

Norma McCorvey, Plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion case, dies (CNN, 02/17)

Norma's Journey Over the Years