Roe V. Wade Pros And Cons

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The Current Court There are currently only eight members due to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February of 2016. The eight members are as followed: Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., Justice Elena Kagan Roe V. Wade Do abortion laws that criminalize all abortions, except those required on medical advice to save the life of the mother, violate the Constitution of the United States? To answer this question, we will take a look back on History before abortion was legal. An 1859 American Medical Association committee investigating abortion stated in its conclusion that one reason for..." the frightful extent of abortion in the US is found in the grave defects of our laws, both common and statue, as regards the independence and actual…show more content…
Supreme Court case of Roe V. Wade was first argued on December 13, 1971. Roe, a Texas woman, challenge the constitutionality of the Texas abortion law and making abortion illegal in the United States. Texas law made abortion a crime except when necessary to save the life of the mother. On the other hand, Roe believed that she " had a fundamental right to privacy." Roe argued that the Texas abortion law violated her right of the 9th and 14th amendments of the United States Constitution. The Ninth Amendment states, " The enumeration in the constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." This part of the Bill of Rights protected Roe 's right to privacy. While the 14th Amendment due process clause says, "No state shall... Deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law..." That simply means that no state can deny to any person any right that is " basic or essential to the American concept of ordered Liberty." The Supreme Court chose to base their decision on the 14th

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