WASHINGTON - She fought for abortion rights 25 years ago. But the Texas woman now regrets her role in the Supreme Court's decision to legalize abortion on demand and wants the ruling to be reversed.
Norma McCorvey of Dallas, the plaintiff in Roe vs. Wade, said Wednesday it was her "sincere prayer" that there be no 30th anniversary of the ruling that continues to divide a nation.
"I am dedicated to spending the rest of my life undoing the law that bears my name," McCorvey told a Senate panel on the eve of the ruling's 25th anniversary. "I would like nothing more than to have this law overturned, either by an act of Congress or a reversal in the Supreme Court," she said.
McCorvey stunned the abortion advocacy community in 1995 by reversing her position on abortion. At the hearing Wednesday, she said she had grown "tired of the lies and deception and decided to come out and tell the truth."