Roe V. Wade, Roe Vs. Roe

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Norma McCorvey was the name she was born with, but to America and to the world she was Jane Roe, a pseudonym for a woman who made abortion legal is all 50 states. Jane Roe was a young, single woman living in Dallas County, Texas, who wanted her pregnancy terminated. However, the state of Texas could not legally allow her an abortion because it wasn’t a life or death situation; a law that had been in place since 1854. Roe, bringing this to the supreme court, argued that this law prohibiting the termination of her pregnancy was a violation of her privacy rights. In the end, Roe was able to overturn this 200 year old standing law and legalize abortion nationwide - but more importantly, this court case’s controversial nature made an impact in…show more content…
(History in dispute) In addition, middle-class Americans were still debating whether married women, let alone teenage girls, should use contraception. This illuminates how little information was provided at this time, and how an unwanted pregnancy might yield confusion and controversy. (History in dispute) Abortion, as it still is presently, was a controversial action for one to take. Many believed in the idea of “immediate animation”, where when the first fetal movement is felt, it has been “infused with a soul” (Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113). It is very much apparent why killing a fetus “infused with a soul” might render one to disapprove. Terminating a pregnancy is killing unborn human life, and this concept inspired people to Those who believed in ideas like this would advocate against giving women access to abortion, or at least disapproved them doing so.

The Feminist Movement in the United States carried over to the 1970s, and took a prominent role within society. The fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (which legalized female suffrage) in 1970 was commemorated by the Women 's Strike for Equality and other protests. Women everywhere wanted equal pay. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a proposed amendment that would guarantee equality under the law for women. It was introduced in 1923. During the 1970s, the ERA was passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification, but fell three states short
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