Who was the “Roe” in the Roe v. Wade case?

The woman who sued the state of Texas for denying her the right to abort a fetus was named Norma McGorvey.

In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that women had the right to abort a fetus during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Justice Harry Blackmun wrote the majority opinion in that case.

Justices William Rehnquist and Byron White dissented.