How Did Roe V. Wade Impact Society

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The first case I researched that influenced American society was the Roe v. Wade case. Roe v. Wade ruled unconstitutional a state law that banned abortions except to save the life of the mother. In 1973 when this ruling was made, many states restricted and prohibited the practice of abortion. In 1970 "Jane Roe" (Norma McCorvey) filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas which criminalized abortions. Ms Roe claimed the law violated her constitutional right to terminate her pregnancy in a safe environment because she could not afford to travel to a state where it was permitted. Texas ruled in her favor, and Wade appealed to The Supreme Court who then reviewed the case through 1971 and 1972. The court ruled that the law did in fact violate her right to privacy as child rearing is covered under privacy. This decision impacts me of course because I am a woman. It impacts society as a…show more content…
The second case I chose to research was the United States v. Nixon case in 1974. I saw someone else post about this one already and it grabbed my attention. After the Watergate scandal, President Nixon was ordered to release specific tapes and papers related to meetings between him and those indicted by the grand jury. Nixon claimed executive privilege protected communications between high government officials and those who advise and assist them. and did not turn over all communications. The Supreme Court rejected Nixons claim to immunity from judicial process and he resigned sixteen days later. This case had a huge impact on the US Society and me as a person as I am a member of society. The power of the presidency grew exponentially with executive power, and this case was a crucial precedent for limiting it. It was obvious that the tapes and papers Nixon would not release would implicate criminal wrongdoing by Nixon and his men. This case is a land mark for not letting the presidents power get out of hand or letting the president get away from prosecution just because he 's the

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