Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on September 9, 1987 · Page 27
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McCorvey and Weddington were interviewed for a WUSA documentary, "Searching for Justice: Three American Stories," to be broadcast Sunday. Previously, McCorvey had said she was gang-raped while working for a circus in Georgia. The transcript released by WUSA says that when she was asked if she was raped, she replied, "No, I wasn't." McCorvey does not publicly disclose her address but has occasionally given interviews since 1980, when she revealed her identity as the woman involved in Roe vs. Wade. She said she waited until then so she could protect her other child, a teenage daughter, from publicity. the child for economic reasons." Despite her claim to have been raped, she was unable to obtain an abortion in Texas and was unable to afford to travel to another state where abortion was legal. McCorvey had the child, which was given up for adoption. 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