Norma Mccovey And Abortion

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In September of 1969, Norma McCovey was facing an unintended condition. She was pregnant; furthermore, she was a 22 years old divorcee who was recently unemployed. To add, her parents were raising her five-year-old daughter. It was for those reasons McCorvey did not want to endure another pregnancy. Conversely, Texas law had forbidden abortion; with the only exclusion to prevent a woman from losing her life. She initially claimed the pregnancy was the end product of rape, but she confessed years after that the story of being raped was invented in an effort to make a better petition for sanctioning an abortion. Being that McCorvey was indigent, she was unable to locate a physician inclined to do an unlawful abortion. She also had no means
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