@cmsmith10: According to the Norma McCorvey bio, Norma McCorvey was born in Simmesport, Louisiana. She was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness in Houston, Texas. When she was very young, her father left and her parents divorced. A violent, alcoholic mother named Mildred raised her. Her father died in 1995.
When she was 14 years of age, she dropped out of high school and married two years later. However, she claimed that her husband, Woody McCorvey, was abusive to her. She left him when she was pregnant with their first child. The following year, McCorvey was pregnant again. This baby was given up for adoption.
McCorvey returned home to live with her mother. However, her mother disowned her when McCorvey confided in her that she was attracted to women. Her mother took custody of her granddaughter at that time.