Roe V. Wade Abortion Case Study

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Abortion was constitutionalized in 1973 after one of the most intensely debated United States Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, in which the court ruled that women have the right to an abortion free of interference by the state. It allowed women to abort within the first twenty-four weeks. However, it allowed states to regulate abortion (who, where, when, why) during the second trimester. It also gave states the right to ban most abortions in the third trimester; the abortion procedure was considered a risk for both, the baby’s health and the mother’s health, at the third trimester (Should Abortion Be Legal). Lastly and more importantly, women were given independence and the ability to choose when and whether to have children.
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