Shelley Lynn Thornton and her late mother Norma McCorvey
The baby at the center of the controversial Roe v. Wade case was never aborted.
Shelley Lynn Thornton, 51, just came out publicly and gave her first interview.
Her biological mother Norma McCorvey later spoke out against abortion and even made an ad against Barack Obama, who in 2012 was the most pro-abortion president in history before Joe Biden in 2012.
McCorvey admitted later in life that she had not been raped, using that as a reason to push for abortion to be legal.
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The Daily Mail reported:
The woman whose mother’s desire to have her aborted became the landmark of the Roe v Wade case has agreed to give her first-ever television interview.
Shelley Lynn Thornton, 51, was born in Texas before her mother, Norma McCorvey, was given the right to an abortion.
McCorvey, who died in 2017 at age 69, gave her daughter up for adoption as soon as she was born, in June 1970.
McCorvey would win the Supreme Court case on January 22, 1973.
Thornton’s story was first told in The Atlantic last month and she will speak for the first time on ABC News Monday.
In a short clip from Monday’s episode, which was released on Friday, Thornton appeared to remain a mother when asked what it feels like to be the baby who paved the way for America to legalize abortion nationwide…
…’I want everyone to understand that this is something I’ve chosen to do.’
The Atlantic tweeted the first photo identifying Thornton shortly after the story was published and repeatedly throughout the day.
Thornton, a married mother of three, said her views on abortion are now complex, saying, “I don’t understand why it’s a government concern.”
But she revealed that, when she became pregnant at age 20, she decided that abortion was “not part of who I was.”
“My association with Roe started and ended because I was conceived,” she told Prager, whose book will be published Sept. 14.