Roe V. Wade Essay

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The Right to Abortion On January 22, 1973, in a 7-2 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down it’s landmark decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, which recognized that the constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions — including the decision to have an abortion without interference from politicians (Planned Parenthood). There are many moments in history when Roe v. Wade has been so close to being overturned, yet it is still in place. Abortion should stay legal, or not overturned, for the health of women everywhere. First, this important case took place at the time of abortion being illegal in most states, including Texas, where Roe v. Wade began. Abortion was still illegal in those states, such as Texas, except in…show more content…
McCorvey ("Jane Roe"), claiming a Texas law criminalizing most abortions violated Roe 's constitutional rights. (PBS) The Court argued that the Constitution 's First, Fourth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments (Roe v. Wade The Abortion Rights Controversy in America History) protect an individual 's "zone of privacy" against state laws and cited past cases ruling that marriage, contraception, and child rearing are activities covered in this "zone of privacy." (PBS) In addition, this case was against Henry Wade, the district attorney of Dallas County from 1951 to 1987, who enforced a Texas law that prohibited abortion, except to save a woman 's life.…show more content…
In addition, those in the camp in favor of, or those who support Roe v. Wade, all agree to keep abortions legal as said in Roe v. Wade The Untold Story of The Landmark Supreme Court Decision That Made Abortion Legal by Marian Faux. According to Faux, those that were and still are in favor of abortions, believe that women who wanted an abortion are allowed to due to pro-choice. Pro-choice supports those women who want abortions. They can get one

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