Sally Cohn explains in a column at The Daily Beast, “Why I’m joining a telethon to raise money for abortion services in Texas, land of Wendy Davis and Jane Roe.” In the column Cohn has a throwaway line:
And lest we forget, Texas is also where the fight for access to abortion arguably originated in America, where a Texas woman filed a petition under the name Jane Roe that ultimately led to the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in America.
Cohn ignores that Norma McCorvey, the Roe in the famous Roe v. Wade case, the “Roe” Cohn celebrates, renounced her pro-abortion position in the mid-1990s. In her autobiography, Won by Love, McCorvey describes how she was exploited by abortion advocates and was a reluctant plaintiff. Four decades later, the pro-abortion cause is still exploiting McCorvey, invoking her legal pseudonym to promote a cause that she herself has renounced and now fights against.