‘AKA Jane Roe’ highlights woman behind landmark Roe v. Wade case

The FX documentary features never-before-seen interviews with Norma McCorvey, whose role in the case helped legalize abortion nationwide.
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Transcript for ‘AKA Jane Roe’ highlights woman behind landmark Roe v. Wade case
And now to the new documentary making headlines, a/k/a Jane roe featuring never before seen interviews with Norma Mccorvey who played a critical role in the landmark supreme court case roe V. Wade making a stunning admission. Deborah Roberts has her story. Good morning, Deborah. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. Norma's life was filled with dramatic twists and turns. It's no wonder a lot of movies were made about her. She was deeply conflicted about her role in the abortion debate, even aligning herself later in life with the anti-abortion movement. Well now in an astonishing confession on her deathbed she admitted that part of her life was all a lie. This is my deathbed confession. Reporter: Norma Mccorvey behind roe V. Wade admitting for the first time on ra her decision to become an anti-abortion activist in the '90s was a scam confessing she was paid by church officials to lie. I took their money and they took me out in front of the camera and told me what to say. Reporter: The new series exploring her involvement in the landmark supreme court case which protected a woman's right to abortion. Jane roe is any woman who's been denied anything in her life. She was a star on the pro-abortion side. Reporter: But 22 years later she began working with "Operation rescue," an anti-abortion organization claiming to have switched sides. The pro-lifers have shown me what it's like to be a human being. The very first time in my whole life. In many ways Norma was throughout her life reduced to a trophy or an emblem but behind that is a real woman with a real story. I wanted to really get to the heart of what drove her and who she really was. Reporter: Director Nick Sweeney highlighting her spirit and personality. Nice and quiet and polite, nobody pays attention to you and I like attention. Reporter: She had this very quirky sense of humor. She was charming and she was wry. Reporter: Reflecting on her actions. Motivated by setting the record straight and explaining who she really was. Reporter: Norma silent for all those years finally kick fating her own narrative just before passing away in 2017. It was all an act. Yeah. I did it well too. I am a good actress. Of course, I'm not acting now. All right, we thank Deborah Roberts for that. You can see "Accuweather Jane row" on FX tomorrow at 9:00 eastern on Saturday on FX on hulu.

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