The producers of Suffragette are to make a film telling the story of Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that gave every woman in the US the right to have an abortion.
The announcement comes at a time when abortion rights are under concerted assault by legislators in the US following the election of Donald Trump.
McCorvey, who died last month, claimed she had been misled by her lawyers and became a fierce opponent of abortion rights in the years following the ruling.
The case ultimately reached the US supreme court, whose ruling paved the way for universal women’s rights across the country.
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