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Norma McCorvey, Roe v. Wade figure, dies

Norma McCorvey, known as "Jane Roe" in the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that established a constitutional right to abortion, has died, according to a priest close to the family.

The Rev. Frank Pavone, an anti-abortion rights activist, released a statement Saturday, saying, "Norma has been a friend of mine, and of Priests for Life, for more than 20 years. She was victimized and exploited by abortion ideologues when she was a young woman but she came to be genuinely sorry that a decision named for her has led to the deaths of more than 58 million children," Pavone said.

McCorvey had become active in the pro-life movement after the US Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade in 1973.

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