Norma McCorvey

'Roe' of Roe v. Wade, Norma McCorvey, Dies At 69

She became an anti-abortion activist later in life.

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This Group Creates Murals To Bring People Together

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These Muslim Women Want Others To Know Self-Defense

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This Message About Love Is Making Us Feel So Many Things

Nell Braxton Gibson, Frank Smith Jr., Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Luvaghn Brown and Dorie Ladner
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Samantha Bee Segment Asks Civil Rights Leaders' Advice On Resistance

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North Carolina Governor Seeks Compromise To Repeal 'Bathroom Bill'

Water Protectors at Standing Rock
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Tribes Lose Religious Argument To Halt Dakota Access Pipeline

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A New Nike Ad Embraces Equality On And Off The Court

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Yale University Will Rename Calhoun College, Remove Slavery Connection

The aftermath of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake
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Aid Groups Can Have An Ugly Side Among Co-workers: Sexual Assault

People get on a subway car in New York City
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New Yorkers Unite To Get Rid Of Swastikas Drawn On Subway Car

A protest advocating sanctuary cities in the U.S.
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Here's Why You Keep Hearing About 'Sanctuary Cities'

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Hollywood Is Lacking Movie Directors Who Aren't White Men

Donald Trump
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Trump Is Keeping Obama's LGBTQ Protections For Federal Workers

A Boy Scout salutes the American flag.
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Boy Scouts Of America Will Now Let Transgender Boys Join

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks and Senator Jeff Sessions
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NAACP Members Stage Second Sit-In At Sen. Jeff Sessions' Office

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Why Do People Want To #DeleteUber All Of A Sudden?

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This Clothing Swap Helps Transgender People Fit Into Their Identity

Police officers and protesters
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Is Policing Racially Biased?

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Can Women Be Brilliant? Some Young Girls Aren't So Sure

Angela Davis
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Angela Davis Talks About The Women's March And What Comes Next

President Donald Trump signs executive orders.
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Here's What Trump's Executive Orders On Immigration, Border Wall Do

"Resist" banner hangs over the White House.
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Greenpeace Activists Climbed A Crane To Deliver A Message To Trump

Flint residents hold bottles full of contaminated water.
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The Lead Levels In Flint's Water Are Finally Going Down

A split screen with Betsy DeVos and a Detroit Student
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This Detroit Student Isn't Impressed With Betsy DeVos' Track Record

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Museums Around The World Are Collecting Signs From The Women's March

Summer Zervos
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Woman Who Accused Trump Of Groping Her Files Defamation Lawsuit

Police officers arrest a man
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National Police Orgs Recommend De-Escalation Be Adopted Across The US

A drawing of Chelsea Manning
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President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence

Pro-choice and pro-life activists
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US Abortion Rates Have Hit A Historic Low

Candles are lit during a vigil for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando.
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FBI Officials Arrested The Wife Of The Orlando Nightclub Shooter