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"Jane Roe" Kicked Out of Sotomayor Hearing

"Roe" from Row v Wade arrested after shouting at Sotomayor, during confirmation hearing



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    Norma McCorvey, known as "Jane Roe" in famous abortion rights case Roe v. Wade, has spoken out against the practice since the '90's.

    Norma McCorvey, better known as "Jane Roe" from the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade, was among the anti-abortion protesters thrown out of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing yesterday.

    "You're wrong, Sotomayor! You're wrong!" McCorvey shouted as she was escorted out of the room.

    McCorvey, 61, began screaming at Sotomayor during the opening remarks of Sen. Al Franken and had vowed earlier in the day to halt the nominee's appointment to the Supreme Court.

    She was among three arrested for disturbing the hearings.

    Her suit led to the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion but she has since reversed her position and has become an anti-abortion advocate.

    The first outburst came during Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Cal. when a man began shouting "Senator! What about the unborn!"

    Sotomayor, keeping her composure, looked toward her family in the front row as the man was escorted out. Judiciary Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy gave a stern warning to those who planned to interrupt the hearings further.

    Ahead of her outburst, McCorvey said she was going to thwart Sotomayor's nomination to the highest court.

    "I'm here to overturn Roe and defeat Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court," she said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

    "She's unworthy of the position," said McCorvey. "She's Catholic. She's even unworthy of taking communion because of her pro-abortion stance."