Planned Parenthood V. Wade Summary

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There have been many legal cases dealing with abortion and the laws restricting it. Some of those cases are: Gonzalez v. Carhart and Whole Woman’s Health Care, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and Roe v. Wade. Roe v. Wade was an abortion case held in 1973 that was tried because of the abortion laws and the requirements to get one. Roe claimed that the laws violated her constitutional rights. The Law at that time was that you could only get an abortion if your life was in danger, Roe said although her life was not in danger that she should not afford the expenses of traveling out of state for the abortion. The ruling stated that the law violated the constitution, the courts legalized abortion at the federal level, so wade took it to the supreme court where there was a seven-two vote that, again, it violated her rights. “The Court argued that the Texas Constitution’s First, Fourth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s ‘zone of privacy against …show more content…

The United States Constitution has only changed four of its amendments, the four are: Fifteenth Amendment, Nineteenth Amendment, Twenty-Second Amendment, and Twenty-Sixth Amendment. The Fifteenth amendment deals with voting, it was changed in 1870 saying that no one’s vote could be denied because of race. The nineteenth amendment also deals with voting but for women’s right to vote. It was changed in 1920, to make it that all women in the united states had the right to vote. The twenty-second amendment, changed in 1951, deals with the presidential term, before this amendment was created, a president could serve for as many terms he felt the need to. The twenty-second amendment now limits the president to serve only two terms, this was created so that the presidents did not become too powerful. The twenty-sixth amendment deals with voting rights. The change in 1971 gave the right for people eighteen years and older to

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