McCorvey found the belonging in the pro-life movement she hadn't found in the pro-choice movement. In 1989, 300,000 protestors gathered in Washington D.C. to march for abortion rights. What had been touted as spontaneous, born of McCorvey's remorse as well as accepting Jesus into her heart, was actually bought and paid for. Her pro-life convictions were not an act.” In a statement from Priests for Life, Father Pavone also notes that at no point in the documentary does Norma say she thinks Roe v. Wade was the right decision. Famous attorney and women's rights advocate Gloria Allred, interviewed for the documentary, saw how McCorvey was being sidelined and swooped in, thrusting McCorvey into the spotlight. Movieguide's reviews, videos, Date Night and Family Night apps are available for both iOS and Android.

Things have changed a great deal in the subsequent years since she died, and I think that’s one of the reasons why it’s more important than ever to understand that behind this case and behind this divisive issue is an actual person. Then, two feminist lawyers contacted Norma and used her case to get the Supreme Court to legalize abortion for all 50 states in 1973.   |  There is a human element and human cost to all of this, and that’s the story of Norma McCorvey’s life. It was filled with these contradictions and twists and turns. Others have said this documentary was filmed from a pro-life viewpoint, however, I thought all the racism, sexism, and any other type of oppression was blatantly highlighted and was meant to make the audience feel disgusted (I sure did). Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. She didn’t have enough money to move to one of the six states where abortion was legal, however. Father Pavone of Priests for Life responded to the AKA documentary on its website at https://www.priestsforlife.org/norma/documentary.aspx. Norma McCorvey, better known by her pseudonym Jane Roe, drops a bombshell near the end of the new FX documentary about her life.. Was this review helpful to you? Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email.

Her mother kicked her out of the house and won custody of Missy in court.

Others have said this documentary was filmed from a pro-life viewpoint, however, I thought all the racism, sexism, and any other type of oppression was blatantly highlighted and was meant to make the audience feel disgusted (I sure did). Click here to become a monthly partner and receive a movie for free! If she didn’t, somebody else was going to tell her story. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. AKA JANE ROE is a pro-abortion television documentary. |, July 19, 2020   | 

|, June 22, 2020 Movieguide® is a 501c3 non-profit. Then, when they stayed in a hotel, a maid caught them kissing. They began talking, and Benham soon baptized Norma in August of that year. So what? By now, you've probably read the news: Norma McCorvey, aka "Jane Roe," the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, made a "death-bed confession" on camera, at the end of Nick Sweeney's documentary "AKA Jane Roe." These things that tumbled out of people’s mouths as we filmed with them just startled me throughout the whole process. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Box Office With $3.4 Million, Olivia Colman Accepts Zurich Award, Praises Co-Star Anthony Hopkins, José Feliciano, Kwanza Jones Buy $20 Million Palisades Mansion, ‘Fargo’ Premiere Recap: Immigrants, They Get the Job Done, How a Smart Digital Strategy Is Keeping David Zwirner at the Top of His Art World Game Amid the Pandemic, Barrett Title IX Ruling Draws College Athletics Into Nomination Fray, Are You Ready?

The breathless, cliffhanger-tone set up in the first scene—where McCorvey announces she has a "death-bed confession"—is also unnecessary. Rob Schenk, similarly, says in the film that he used to think that Roe versus Wade would never be overturned, but now he thinks it could be. After this, Norma worked in janitorial services with Connie cleaning businesses and homes. In general, McCorvey's story is well-known.