Roe V Wade Case Study

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Norma McConey also known under the alias Roe in the Roe v Wade case. Roe v Wade was a historic case decision that happened on January 22, 1973. It was the court case that created the current abortion law in the United States. This case was created after Norma wanted to terminate her 3rd child at the age of 21 years old. She was currently living in Texas at the time and in Texas abortion was only legal under certain circumstances. "wished to terminate her pregnancy by an abortion 'performed by a competent, licensed physician, under safe, clinical conditions'; that she was unable to get a 'legal' abortion in Texas. . . . She claimed that the Texas statutes were unconstitutionally vague and that they abridged her right of personal privacy. . .…show more content…
The Roe v Wade case () created the U.S. law today that was the turn around to women’s reproductive rights. This case “Court also concluded that a fetus is not a person for purposes of the Constitution and therefore does not have a constitutional right to life”. This is one of the biggest debates still happening today. This case led to the pro-choice and pro-life groups. Both of these sides argue whether or whether not the fetus is a person on not when it comes to aborting a child.
• Pro-choice argues: o The fetus is not a human until after the first trimester o Cases like rape or incest should be allowed for abortion o Abortion can take a toll on a person life and should be available because some parents are not financially stable or mentally prepared for a child to come in their life.
• Pro-life argues: o The fetus is a human as soon as it’s conceived o Adoption could be an alternate for abortion so no life is taken and the child goes to a family that will love and take care of it. o Tax dollars shouldn’t be used to pay for abortions if all citizens don’t support or have the same views on

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