Roe Vs Wade Thesis Statement

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Roe v. Wade
Laurie Vasquez
Northern Virginia Community College

Roe v. Wade
Have you ever wondered what caused women to fight for equality? Roe v. Wade is one of the most popular and well-known cases due to the fact that it legalized abortions in the US. Abortion was a topic that was overlooked so women never got the support and attention that was needed, that was until Sarah Weddington and Norma McCorvey decided to take a legal stand on it. This case gave abortions a different point of view as well as helped spread awareness on the problem. The US Supreme Court case, Roe vs. Wade, made people realize the problems women were facing, their constitutional rights were being violated.
The case began in 1970, when Norma McCorvey, also known as Jane Roe, began seeking a legal abortion. Jane Roes attorney, Sarah Weddington, understood her position because she became pregnant when she was attending law school. Weddington was also working three jobs but could barely afford the procedure (Gold & Donovan, 2017, pp. 58-59). Women were afraid to have abortions due to the risks they would have to take like crossing the Mexico–United States border or other health related risks. Countless abortions either resulted in death or painful infections that would lead to more problems. In fact, untrained doctors would attempt to perform these procedures with no anesthetics and unfit equipment. “As late as 1965, illegal abortion accounted for an estimated 17 percent of all officially

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