Access to abortion is At least eight states have restricted abortion as part of directives banning “non-essential” medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic. In Texas, where Roe v. Wade began, all of the state’s abortion providers were forced to stop offering services for more than four weeks. It marked the first time a state has banned legal abortion since Roe v. Wade.nearly 50 years after it became law.
In a series of interviews with McCorvey and those who shaped her life, the documentary paints a complicated life story marked by abuse and manipulation. In the official trailer for the documentary, McCorvey recalled an impoverished and rough childhood, in which she was told her homosexuality was “dirty.” McCorvey married at 16, but said she was abused by her husband after telling him she was pregnant.
“It was 1969, I was pregnant and I was scared. These two attorneys were looking for a plaintiff to help overturn the Texas abortion laws,” she said, explaining how she became involved in what would eventually become Roe v. Wade. Ironically, she herself never had an abortion, and instead gave up her children for adoption.
As part of her interview with Sweeney, McCorvey set the record straight about her opinion of abortion: “If a young woman wants to have an abortion, fine. You know, that’s no skin off my a**. You know that’s why they call it choice, it’s your choice.”