Roe Vs. Wade Case

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Derrios Wofford
December 15, 2015

Roe vs. Wade

The purpose of this essay is inform you about the Roe vs Wade court case

Have you ever wonder why someone else could decide if you could have an abortion and when you could have one? Why is there an abortion law? This is why I will be talking about a certain court case. What is abortion? According to merriam-webster abortion is the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus. In order for you to get a better understanding of the Roe vs Wade court case, I will talk about the background before the court case happened, I will describe the event that happened to cause the court case, I will analyze the court case and the results and I will tell the impact that this case has had on United Sate’s history.

Let’s talk about the events that led up to the court case being filed. The case involved an unmarried pregnant woman, born Norma Leah Nelson on September 22, 1947, in the bayou country of Lettesworth, Louisiana who was at the time identified only as Jane Roe in order to maintain her anonymity but who has since publicly identified herself as Norma McCorvey. McCorvey, a resident of Texas, wanted to have an abortion, but the existing state law prevented her from doing so. She filed a lawsuit in federal district court on behalf of herself and all other pregnant women. The suit sought to have the Texas abortion law declared unconstitutional
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