Roe V. Wade Summary

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This is the key Supreme Court ruling I have selected to analyze. The law being challenged was about the decision by women to have abortion without the interference from politicians. The case was held on January 22, 1973 by the Supreme Court where it handed down its landmark decision in the case of Roe v. Wade. The court recognized the constitutional rights to a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decision. The government entity that was part of the case was the politicians (Joyce, 2013). The politicians were against the process of legalizing abortion. They fought the process through pushing bills in Congress to ban it. They were against Roe’s plans of being handed a free access to abortion. Norma McCorvey was the petitioner in the case of Roe v. Wade. She claimed to have been raped and subsequently become pregnant. She visited her doctor who then refused performing abortion she requested for. Texas law made abortion illegal except if it was necessary to save a mother’s life. The argument of McCorvey was that the Texas statute infringed on a woman’s fundamental personal right to privacy of abortion. McCovey under the pseudonym of Jane Roe additionally claimed Texas law is not rationally legitimate to private sexual conduct and human life. …show more content…

Wade argued that constitution did not guarantee women the right to an abortion, and that personal and marital privacy are not absolute rights. The final Supreme Court ruling was done on January 22nd of 1973. This was the date the Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in the case of Roe v. Wade. The final court ruling was in favor of Roe the petitioner in a 7-2 decision. Roe won the case and this meant that the court handed the rights of privacy of a personal liberty to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy (Lewis,

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