Roe V. Wade: A Woman's Right To Abortion

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After Roe v. Wade in 1973 people became more aware of abortions in a general term. At the time only therapeutic abortions were allowed, but after Roe v. Wade elective abortions were no longer against the law. Although elective abortions were now legal there were still certain restrictions. The biggest restriction was what time frame a woman could have an abortion. This time frame was determined using the stages of pregnancy based on religion and science. The right to privacy was another issue brought up in Roe v. Wade, it was determined that women have a right to privacy when it comes to abortion. Religion has played a big role on abortion. Jewish law as always considered an unborn child a fetus until after birth; therefore the fetus had no …show more content…

Wade is a case concerning the woman’s right to have an abortion. Roe was a fake name given to a woman named Norma McCorvey in order to protect her identity. Norma McCorvey was a Texas resident who sought to terminate her pregnancy by having an abortion. At the time Texas law prohibited any abortion unless the abortion was going to save the mother’s life. The proposed question for this case was whether or not the constitution embraced a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy by abortion. The Court held that a woman’s right to an abortion fell within the right to privacy protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. This decision gave woman the liberty to abort a fetus during the first trimester. It also defined different levels of state interest for the second and third …show more content…

Wade decision. The first one is that Jewish law and Roe v. Wade allows for abortion, but Catholicism does not. Second Roe v. Wade only allows for an abortion during the first trimester past that the state can get involved. However, Jewish law does not have a time limit that restrains a woman from getting an abortion at any point in the pregnancy. Another difference is Roe v. Wade is based off of the right to privacy whereas Jewish law does not consider a fetus a person therefore a woman does not have to assert her right to privacy if she wanted an abortion because Jewish law would not question her. Obviously Catholicism is completely different when compared to both the Roe v. Wade decision and Judaism since under no circumstances will it condone an

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