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Fri May 22, 2020, 11:12 PM

AKA Jane Roe

The film just finished on FX and will be repeated right now for the west coast audience. If you didn't catch this yet, do watch it.

There were a few surprises on the way. I did remember how she was given the cold shoulder by the largely white suburban pro choice organizers because she was a rotten poster girl--poor, ignorant, dragged up rather than brought up, had her kids taken away due to drugs and alcohol, and so forth, not to mention she was also lesbian, something a lot of early mainstream feminists wanted swept under the rug.

What I didn't expect was a former right to lifer honcho who admitted that she was probably playing them for money, but that the antichoice people were playing her just as hard, that the long lasting conversion in this story seems to be her conversion of him.

She was a complicated person with a messy life. When the story broke last week, I read one poster's opinion that she belonged in hell for damaging the pro choice movement. I answered that I thought she'd already been there. This film proved me right.

She was one of us. She set the record straight before her death. RIP, Norma, you've earned it.

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Warpy Friday OP
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sfstaxprep Friday #2
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dlk Friday #4
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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:15 PM

1. I finished watching it now.

Not surprised that the pro lifers paid her.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:23 PM

2. Perhaps I'm Overreacting

I think she deserted all those she was supposedly fighting for.

She sold herself out to make a few bucks. By doing that, she given immense credibility to the pro-life movement. For them, I'm sure it was money well spent. Regardless of what she said on her deathbed. They got what they wanted out of her.

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #2)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:26 PM

3. Did you watch?

It's a bit more complicated than that.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:57 PM

5. Did Not Watch

But will watch on demand as I'll give give it a fair shot before rendering an opinion.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:34 PM

4. Too many Americans are harshly judgmental of others and seem to require someone to hate

When children are bought up in problematic and difficult circumstances, they donít always make the best decisions in life. How we How we respond to them shows who we really are. Iím grateful to Norma for being a part of the landmark court case, which was a giant stepping stone in womenís long and rocky road to equality, and I hope she has found the peace she has always deserved.

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Sat May 23, 2020, 11:55 AM

6. Totally agree with you, dlk

When you are dirt poor, Have been brought up in abuse, and feel rejected by the people who were your champions and on your side (denied a speaking role at the big 1989 rally because she had admitted that she lied about the pregnancy at the heart of Roe being the result of rape) you will be vulnerable to professional ďcarersĒ. They came to her and told her how much
They loved her and ended up paying her close to $500,000. Iím glad she confessed in the end. I also appreciated the one clergyman admitting what they did.

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