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Re: CHAT: "John Doe" equivalents sought

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, May 22, 2000, 5:41
Roger Mills scripsit:

> It just struck me that "Roe" in the famous Roe v. Wade decision
For non-Usonians, that was the case that established a constitutional right to abortion throughout the United States.
> was a dummy name.
Her real name was Norma McCorvey. Ironically, she never had an abortion and is now publicly opposed to the right to abortion (on religious grounds).
> Wouldn't this be an odd use-- to keep a person's name from becoming > public knowledge?
It is a very unusual occurrenc, but not unknown. -- John Cowan Yes, I know the message date is bogus. I can't help it. --me, on far too many occasions