14th Amendment Pros And Cons

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Before Roe filed a law suit challenging the Texas laws, all states had very authoritative laws that only allowed women (mostly) to have an abortion if the doctor believed they were endangered. During the trials the constitution, of course, was brought to the courts attention, to be specific the 9th and 14th amendments. The 9th amendment guarantees that the government would not infringe our natural rights, like freedom of speech, of religion, and self defense, etc. This also includes the right to bear children, the right to privacy, the right to pursue any occupation one desires, and the right to seek any medical treatment of ones choosing. The 14th amendment addresses many aspects such as citizenship, due process, privileges & immunities, …show more content…

Casey involved a challenge to the constitutionality of several state regulations that involved abortions. This case provided the first opportunity for Roe to be overturned, but the Court had to uphold the abortion laws under the theory women's rights weighed against a state's interests. Rollins.edu states, "Even though Roe v. Wade had ruled Texas abortion law unconstitutional, it did rule that narrower abortion state laws that regulate it might be sufficiently important to be constitutional and restricting abortion laws for the second and third trimester of the pregnancy. [4] This was questioned by many women’s liberation movements such as NOW (the National Organization for Women) who insisted that this was still an infringement on women’s right to privacy and due process. Arguments such as where the ‘deadline’ so to speak to get an abortion was fiddled with, bringing the morality of the unborn fetus as a person, still being part of the debate today in abortion legislation." The Texas abortion law was ruled unconstitutional, but was not the only state to be unconstitutional toward abortion laws or women's rights. Still to this day the right for a women to have an abortion is not fully fair. It is being looked upon as inhuman, and wrong for a woman to have an abortion, but more women have been more accepting since 1973. Roe v. Wade helped women's right and showed the court how unconstitutional the states had been toward women's

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