Roe Vs Wade Research Paper

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Roe V. Wade: Abortion Legalized in the United States In this essay I am writing about the Roe V. Wade abortion case in Texas. Norma McCorvey, or Jane Roe filed an abortion case. The name Jane Roe was a fictional name to protect Norma’s identity. Roe had claimed that she had gotten pregnant as a result of a gang rape. Her claim had later revealed to be a false claim. Henry Wade, was a lawyer who enforced Texas law that prohibited abortion. Her case was filed in 1971. This individual case was argued three times in front of the Supreme Court. The first time was December 13th, 1971. The second was October 11th, 1972. The third was January 22nd, 1973. On the third time being argued, Roe had won. The Constitutional question was “does the Constitution embrace the right of a woman to obtain an abortion.” Women, at first, could only get an abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. The second and third trimester abortions could harm the mother. The court had tried to regulate abortion at the end of the first trimester. Human fetuses could still be viable outside the mother’s womb. There was a lot of compatibility of life outside the mother’s womb.…show more content…
Roe’s lawyer was defending the most basic rights of personal liberty and privacy. Roe had violated the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Constitution stated that women have fundamental rights to abortion. Roe’s lawyer had said the states regulation of abortion was unconstitutional. The restrictions of the states were challenged amid the sexual revolution and feminist movement of the 1960s’. Wade claimed that the states right to protect an unborn child was more important than the woman’s right to have an abortion. Roe’s lawyer said the states laws should be ruled invalid. The court had tried to balance the states’ distinct, compelling interests in the health of pregnant women and in the potential life of the

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