Roe V. Wade

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The topic of abortions has been an on-going controversy since the famous court case Roe v. Wade. Before this court case only three states in the U.S provided access to abortions. People involved in the court in the Roe v Wade case were a poor pregnant woman, two young inexperienced lawyers, and a supreme court justice with a background in medical law (Purdy). In 1973, Supreme court with a decision 7-2 verdict, using the concept of privacy and the statue of due process, the supreme court determined that ending a pregnancy within 3 months was a constitutionally protected right (Purdy). The statue of due process is protected by the 14th amendment.
Another court case that challenged the right to have an abortion is Casey v. Planned Parenthood. The case involved a state law, the Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act of 1982, requiring that a woman seeking an abortion give written consent prior to the procedure (Woodbridge). The Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act of 1982 required that women must be given certain information 24 hours before the procedure would happen. Minors were required to have consent by their parents in order to receive the procedure. Roe v. Wade was
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People argue that once brain activity begins that is when human personhood begins as well. Thus meaning that the fetus should be considered a human being and shall not be aborted. However, there are various arguments about when life truly “begins” in a fetus that there are no real compelling answers to when personhood begins. Some believe that personhood begins right when two people are unprotected intercourse and are most likely pregnant while others believe it starts in the first 5 weeks or the third trimester. All that is truly known is that the brain and spinal cord are developed during weeks 5 through 7. But there is not a specific time where brain activity begins thus refuting the

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