Roe Vs Wade Essay

The notable case of 1973, Roe v. Wade was a Supreme Court case that protects the right for women to have abortions. Historical abortion case Roe v. Wade initially started in a Texas court. The now known name, plaintiff Norma McCorvey stated the state of Texas violated her constitutional rights and the constitutional rights of other women to decide if they should have an abortion. In Texas, where the case began, it was illegal to proceed with an abortion unless a physician validated the abortion by stating it would save the mother’s life. The case went to the Supreme Court based on the plaintiff’s 14th amendment rights, rights to privacy, appeared to be violated. However, after the case was heard in the Supreme Court, the decision of the …show more content…
After Roe v. Wade, there has been ongoing fight for women’s rights. Abortion rights after Roe v. Wade has been challenge on the state and federal level. Hundreds of laws within states have been able to pass restrictions on abortion services and access to contraceptives.
In 1976, the Supreme Court heard the case of Planned Parenthood v. Danforth. The case involved spousal consent laws for abortions. This case was decided in favor of the wife, deeming it unconstitutional to interfere with the woman’s right.
This year, 2016, is the 43rd anniversary of the notable Roe v. Wade and although this ruling in the Supreme Court was nationwide, the ruling also allowed other states to add regulations which has hindered women to have complete rights of first term pregnancy abortions. These state abortion regulations have led to abortion clinics to be close such as clinics in Texas.
Filed June 9, 2015, an appeal upheld in the Fifth Circuit Court, restricts a woman’s from performing abortions. This law would most likely force some Texas abortion clinics to close because for the strict regulation required that the facility meet certain criteria as well as the physician have privileges to admit patients at the hospital near the clinic. The court felt these restrictions did not place any burdens on the mother however abortion advocates disagree and want this case to be heard by the Supreme

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