The Pros And Cons Of Roe V. Wade

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The right to abortions were protected by Roe v. Wade in 1973, but fifty years later it would be removed. Why is America going backwards? Planned Parenthood defines Roe v. Wade as, “The right to abortion in all 50 states, making abortion services safer and more accessible throughout the country”. Now after five decades, the U.S Supreme Court passed the Dobbs v. Jackson case. This case takes away women’s constitutional right to have an abortion. As of now, 19 out of the 50 states of the United States of America have ignored majority of Americans and have banned or restricted abortions. There are 13 states that completely banned abortions, 2 have six-week bans, 2 have fifteen weeks bans, 1 has an 18 week ban, and 1 more has a 20 week ban. Reproductive …show more content…

Wade was a case that gave women the right to get an abortion in all fifty states. After many decades of unsafe abortions, in 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all women in the United States should have the right to get an abortions. Before this ruling, many women would practice unsafe and illegal abortions which often would lead to death. For example, in 1930, nearly 2,700 women or 1 out of every 5 women were recorded for maternal deaths (Planned Parenthood). But even after Roe v. Wade was ruled, many states made it extremely difficult for women to get abortions. For example, only three years after the ruling, the Hyde Amendment was passed through. The Hyde Amendment’s policy was to, “Block federal Medicaid funding for abortion services” (Planned Parenthood). Which when simplified does not sound that that would affect that many women, but around 15.6 million women are under Medicaid coverage. And not only does it affect women as a whole, but it especially affects lower socioeconomic women and women of color. Planned Parenthood gave statistics that around 29% of black, 25% hispanic, 15% white, and 12% asian women are affected by the Hyde Amendment. The Center for Reproductive Rights stated that Roe v. Wade had two key parts, “It is a pregnant person’s decision—not the government’s—whether to continue a pregnancy” and “restrictions on the right to abortion were subject to most stringent level of constitutional review” (Center for Reproductive Rights). In June …show more content…

Supreme Court took away this fundamental right after ruling for the Dobbs v. Jackson case. This court case can be defined by KFF, “Thomas E. Dobbs, State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, involves a Mississippi law banning all abortions over 15 weeks gestational age except in medical emergencies and in the case of severe fetal abnormality” (KFF). This case was located in Mississippi and was addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2022. This directly all women and completely degrades all of the hard work every person went through to get Roe v. Wade passed. Even with every statistic provided and around 80% of women who want the right to get an abortion to be legal (Planned Parenthood), the Supreme Court made their 7-2 decision that completely disregarded all women. How this case started was that in March 2018, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed to challenge Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks. The CRR spoke for the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, Jackson Women’s Health Organization. But ACLU stated, “Because the ban was blatantly unconstitutional under 50 years of precedent first the lower courts blocked it from taking effect” (ACLU). Then, the state of Mississippi took the case to the Supreme Court. Mississippi asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the ban, but then asked further to overrule completely. That was when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. This overturning

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