Abortion : An Argument For The Termination Of A Woman 's Pregnancy

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In the late 1900’s and early 1800’s abortion was referred to the termination of a woman’s pregnancy. This was very uncommon at the time but women would often take other drugs to get rid of their babies they did not want. Illinois and Connecticut being two of the first few states to pass a law that made the use of drugs for abortion illegal and very highly punishable. It gave women up to three years in prison. As time passed, abortion was becoming more popular throughout the world. By the 1900’s mostly all states had laws against abortion. The fight on whether or not to criminalize abortion has grown tremendously within time, but it wasn’t until the case of Roe verses Wade that it was finally concluded.
Roe v wade is the historical Supreme Court decision that overturned Texas perception and interpretation of abortion laws in making it legal in the United States. It all started in 1970, when an unmarried single pregnant woman, known as Norma McCovey filed a suite on federal district court stating that the Texas statue was “unconstitutionally vague” and felt it was violating her right to personal privacy that are protected by the amendments. Her case later reached the Texas district courts and was later on appealed when the court ruled in her favor. During the first hearing there was a lot of talk about who was going against her because he wasn’t being as serious as he should have been. He felt that this was a ridiculous case and it was obvious that her side was wrong. After…

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