Roe V. Wade: The Impact Of Abortion On Women

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On the night of January 27, 1973, women across America celebrated their right to choose. and on the night of June 24, 2022, women across the world were devastated when their right to choose was taken away. Roe V. Wade was passed in the 70s as a right to an abortion and the right to privacy and in 2022 it was overturned and made it a state choice, instead of a woman’s. This article covers The passing of Roe V. Wade, the impact it had on women, and the overturning of Roe V. Wade Abortion was illegal in most states in the 1960s, often with no exceptions for cases of rape or threat to life. A pair of high-profile crises, however, shined a spotlight on the impact of these restrictions. Thousands of women were killed due to at-home abortions or …show more content…

When women were given power over their bodies they started to realize they may have more power than they thought. After the ruling in 1963 women became more active in society and politics. Talking about taking their fundamental right away was like taking their voice away. The court ruled that in order to succeed in a constitutional challenge, a law must be shown to have the purpose or effect of placing a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion. Under this test, many abortion restrictions have been upheld, including requirements that women make multiple trips to an abortion provider and suffer an enforced delay prior to obtaining an abortion. This was the first step in the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the supreme court didn’t want to fully take away the fundamental right so they just made it harder to access by making women take questionnaires and come in for multiple visits before receiving the abortion. Most women who have abortions have thought long and hard about what they intend to do they don’t need more questions thrown at them making them feel bad for what they want to do. The ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization abandons nearly 50 years of precedent and marks the first time in history that the Supreme Court has taken away a fundamental right. Most people didn’t even know abortion was considered a fundamental right but considering it was under the 14th Amendment it was. How can the supreme court go from believing it was a fundamental right to the state's right? Abortion restrictions are about control—they are designed to make care harder to provide, obtain and afford. As of 2023 24 states have some sort of ban on abortion and 12 states have a total ban. Unfortunately, in some states like Missouri, they are trying to

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