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Thursday, April 27. 1989 The Pittsburgh Press A13 'Jane Roe' seeks child she hoped to abort, then put up for adoption "I discussed it with my daughter and she wanted to meet her brother or sister," Ms. McCorvey, 41, said a few hours after listening to oral arguments in a Supreme Court case that could overturn or undermine the 1973 decision. Ms. McCorvey's daughter was 5 years old when the Dallas woman had the baby, which she turned over for adoption without knowing whether it was a boy or a girL Asked what she would do when she met the child, Ms. McCorvey replied, "I would just say, 'Hello, I'm your mama,' and give a hug." Ms. McCorvey, a lOth-grade dropout who was tired and uncomfortable in front of reporters, said she planned to return to Dallas and stay with friends until her safety can be assured. She said she hoped the court would not overturn its 1973 decision because that would lead to "back-alley" abortions and "blood in the streets as it was before in 1973." Because of her desire at the time to remain anonymous, Ms. McCorvey skipped the oral arguments in her case 16 years ago. But she was one of about 400 people to hear attorneys argue the potentially historic case yesterday. "I'm very overwhelmed," she said later. "I was just looking around and trying to listen to the arguments. I was thinking, I should have been there in 1973. "I was very happy. I want to protect Roe vs. Wade." Gloria Allred, a feminist lawyer from Los Angeles, also met reporters. She has helped Ms. McCorvey put together a movie deal about her experience. Ms. McCorvey is being paid as a consultant to the project (Dallas Morning Newsdistributed by Knight-News-Tribune. The Associated Press also contributed to this report) 3uQ began searching six months ago for her child, born in 1970. . The birth took place after Ms. McCorvey was barred from having an abortion in Texas. She could not afford one after traveling to California, where abortion was legal at the time. 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