Roe V. Wade Case

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Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, 93 S. Ct. 705, 35 L. Ed. 2d 147 (1973). Roe V. Wade was a case that “divided the country into those who believed in an unborn child 's right to life and those who believed in a woman 's right to choose”(Kayla Webley). In 1970 a single Texas mother of two at the time by the name of Norma McCorvey (alias Jane Roe) was pregnant with her third child. She decided she did not want the weight of raising another kid, but in Texas at the time abortions were not allowed unless it was used to save the pregnant mothers life. They felt as if you were taking the life of an innocent child that isn’t going to have that chance at life. January 22, 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court ruling 7-2 under t fourteenth amendment was that it is a constitutional right to privacy, and is a woman’s right to make the decision if she wants an abortion or not. By the time the courts came to a decision Roe had already had her child and gave it up for adoption.
Majority reasoning that of course they ruled the case to be unconditional and made affected in 46 states. “Regarding the "right of privacy" issue, the court found that although the Constitution (text) "does not explicitly mention any right of privacy," the court ruled that there was a "constitutional right of privacy in the 1st, 4th, 227:5th], 9th, and 14th amendments." The right to privacy was broad enough to "encompass a woman 's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy" (United States History). You cannot tell a
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