Roe Vs. Wade : Ethics Essay

1089 Words Nov 17th, 2015 5 Pages
Flordeliz Pepper
Dr. Thomas Cross
Philosophy 2306-21003: Ethics

Roe vs. Wade

Roe vs. Wade is a famous case that gave every woman a federal constitutional right to an abortion in 1973. The case was brought by a 21 years old Texan female name Jane Roe (Norma McCorvey) and her two female attorneys who argued, “The Constitutional Right of a Woman’s to Privacy”, which includes the liberty of a woman to terminate her pregnancy. Pregnant for the third time, knowing that she is incapable of raising another child, the poor and young mother of two wishes to get a legal abortion in the state of Texas. Roe was denied to have an abortion due to lack of evidence supporting that her unwanted pregnancy was due to rape or her life and the life of her unborn child is threatened. The defendant Attorney Henry Wade argued that “The fetus right to life is superior to a woman’s right of privacy”. The case reaches the supreme court in 1970. In Jan. 22, 1973 the supreme court issued its decision with a majority vote of 7-2 favoring Jane Roe. It declared that abortion within 3 months of conception is legal without any restriction.

In my opinion, a woman has the right to have an abortion with the limitation to, IF her life and the life of her unborn child is threatened. Abortion for another reason is completely immoral to me. I substantiate that life began in conception, without conception no person in the world would be born. The fetus stage is scientifically and natural part of an evolution of…

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