Women Empowerment: The Roe V. Wade Case

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Women Empowerment: The Roe vs Wade case
The revolutionary abortion case of Roe v. Wade had a dramatic impact on the United States. Not only in Texas, but in 46 other states as well. Roe vs Wade is a case about a woman, Norma McCorvey in Texas who wanted an abortion however in the state abortion is illegal so she challenged the system and went to trial. Arguing that the prohibition of abortion is a violation of the 14th amendment as well as the 4th, 5th, & 9th amendments each including the right to privacy, this trial went on for decades and still is a big debate today. It is one the most well known popular cases known in history. The Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade drastically impacted United States history because it improved the health and safety
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More than 18% of woman died from self assisted abortions (Rachael Benson Gold, Guttmacher Institute). “In New York City 77% of women who has attempted abortion was self induced” (Rachael Benson Gold, Guttmacher Institute) Making Abortions legal made it safer and the number of deaths had declined significantly in years because of the tools used were clean causing less infection and women had more professional help. Although the legalization of abortions have saved the lives of many American women, some people think abortion is still wrong because they believe life begins when the baby is…show more content…
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