Abortion: Roe V. Wade

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When Norma L. McCorvey heard the news that she was pregnant with her third child at 21 years old, she attempted to get an abortion, under the story that she had been raped, as in accordance to Texas law, abortion is legal as long as the pregnancy occurred due to rape or incest. Her plan ultimately failed and she was denied the abortion, so she went to court under the alias of Jane Roe, alongside her attorney’s Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee. Weddington and Coffee filed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas against the defendant Henry Wade, who was representing the state of Texas. This case brought into question whether or not the Constitution embraced a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy by abortion.…show more content…
However, Roe delivered her baby before the decision was made. The majority ruled that the case required close observation regarding the laws about abortion. However, dissenting reasoning that the Judicial power being used took away state power given by the government and the constitution. Roe v. Wade was a landmark case because of the focus on such an important and long debate on the subject matter of abortion. It brought about the building blocks and foundation for Planned Parenthood. It made abortion available to all women even those in perfect health. The Pro-Life and Pro-Choice sides of the debate emerged from this case and are still fighting today over the rights of women and unborn…show more content…
Wade regarding making abortions easily available to women. Planned Parenthood is one of those ways that came about after the case. Now this article discusses the secret side of the clinic and how it would be better if people were able to know more about it. There doesn’t seem to be a clear side for this article to go on. It stands in the middle, not going to the pro-life side, but not turning to pro-choice. In fact, it doesn’t share the author’s view or opinion. It simply states the facts that Planned Parenthood and SBA have presented. Both organizations have clearly established their side and are very controversial. And both are providing different statistics and presenting them as the same. In regards to the well known and controversial case, Roe v. Wade, I have taken up a definite opinion on the matter. Before my research ever began, I have held this stance and even now, I feel more confident in expressing it after the things I have learned. I am on the side of Pro-Life. Abortion, to me, is a cruel way to make up for others mistakes by killing the life of an innocent baby. It should be illegal without any special

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