Case Brief Of Roe Vs Wade

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Title Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, 93 S. Ct. 705, 35 L. Ed. 2d 147 (1973). Facts: On paper she was known as Jane Roe, but her real name is Norma McCorvey. Norma McCorvey was a twenty-one year old, single, Texan woman who became pregnant in the 1970’s. The laws in the 1970’s are very different from the ones we follow today. In the 1970’s in Texas, it was illegal for a woman to have an abortion except when the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother. McCorvey/Roe could not afford to travel to another state to get a legal abortion. Norma McCorvey sued for a violation of her rights and other mothers in a similar situation. She sued for a violation of her right to privacy, which is protected by the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments. She went through trials under the alias…show more content…
A married couple, John and Mary Doe also alias’s, joined Roe’s complaint. Their actions where heard in front of a three-judge district court together. Also to join in her trails was a doctor known as James Hubert Hallford, who also believed his rights where being violated for not being able to perform abortions under certain circumstances. After the three- judge district court made the decision that Roe and Hallford have grounds to sue, but the Doe’s do not have standing. According to Primary Documents on Roe v Wade, “..the District Court held that the "fundamental right of single women and married persons to choose whether to have children is protected by the Ninth Amendment, through the Fourteenth Amendment," and that the Texas criminal abortion statutes were void on their face because they were both

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