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Norma McCorvey (aka Jane Roeyes, that Roe)has a story about her journey from bisexual pro-choice poster woman to born-again defender of fetuses everywhere. McCorvey was the lead plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit that resulted in the landmark 1973 reproductive-choice ruling guaranteeing women access to legal abortion. Twenty-two years later, on a fateful cigarette break outside a clinic at which she was employed, she struck up a conversation with the Rev. Phillip “Flip” Benham, executive director of the vehemently anti-choice Operation Rescue. About a week later, Benham baptized McCorvey in a Texas swimming pool; she’s been preaching against family-planning clinicsshe now calls them “killing centers”ever since. Ask how it feels to have been a tool for both the left and the right when McCorvey speaks at 7 p.m. at American University’s Kay Spiritual Life Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. (202) 885-6416. (Shauna Miller)