The Supreme Court Case Of Roe V. Wade

It all began in 1973 with the court case of Roe v. Wade. This brought the public’s attention to abortion. Norma L. McCorvery (Roe) was a pregnant woman residing in Texas. She claimed that Texas laws on abortion, referring to the criminalization of abortions with the exception that it is necessary to do if the mother’s life is in danger, violated her constitutional rights. Even though Roe’s life was not threatened, she thought she should have the right to terminate her pregnancy given it was a safe medical environment. On the other hand, was Henry Wade, a Dallas County District attorney. This was first taken to a Texas court where they ruled that the law violated the Constitution, however, Wade appealed the decision bring it to the Supreme Court. …show more content…
The most common is aspiration. This method takes place within the first sixteen weeks of pregnancy. Aspiration is a “procedure that ends a pregnancy by emptying the uterus with the gentle suction of a manual syringe or with a machine-operated suction” (PlannedParenthood). During this procedure an anesthetic is given to numb the cervix. Once numbed, the cervix will then be dilated. When the cervix is dilated enough a cannula is inserted into the uterus. Then the fetus and placenta are suctioned out. The other method used is dilation and evacuation. This method is used after sixteen weeks. This procedure begins much like aspiration where medication is given to numb the cervix. A speculum is inserted and used to remove the tissue along the lining. Then a curette is used to remove anything else that remains. If larger parts are still found inside, then forceps would be used. Lastly, to make sure everything has been removed suctioning will take …show more content…
There is always the option of adoption. This selection frees the woman of becoming a mother and saves the life of a child. There are always people out there looking for children to adopt and would do anything in the world to have a child. Unfortunately, some people are barren or sterile and do not have the option of having a child of their own, therefore, depending on others for the gift of a child. As abortion becomes more frequently used, the number of children available for adoption is rapidly declining. Adoption allows for a win on both sides, mother and

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