Abortion: The Case Of Roe V. Wade

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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
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Her side argued that a woman does have the right to terminate her pregnant and it wasn’t okay for a statue to deny any individuals the right to privacy. It also was stated that there has been no pervious case ever stating in saying that the court had declared a fetus is a person. So therefore a fetus cannot have any legal rights to life. Texas law should be overturned due to these implications. Whereas for the opposite opponent argued the state had a major responsibility to protect a life. Weather it’s the born or unborn; they are both people so therefore must be protected under the constitution. He urged that the Texas law is a valid exercise of police powers reserved in the United States in order to protect the healthy and safely of citizens including the unborn. Lastly stating that the law is very much constitutional and should most defiantly is

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