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National Writers Series: Joshua Prager

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Most people have no idea who the woman behind the pseudonym “Jane Roe,” was in the landmark court case that legalized abortion in the U.S., Roe v. Wade. Her name was Norma McCorvey. Norma’s life was full of complications and contradictions that are explored for the first time in a new book by journalist and author Joshua Prager, called “The Family Roe: An American Story.” Joshua spent hundreds of hours talking to Norma and gained access to her personal papers, which turned out to be a valuable trove of information about her complex life. Joshua appeared at a virtual National Writers Series event and spoke with April Baer, host of Michigan Radio’s “Stateside.”

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