Andrew Blackmun's Abortion Case Study

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In the United States of America alone, millions of abortions take hold yearly. There was an estimated 1.21 million abortions in 2008.Approximately 40% of women who get abortions are minors (U.S. Abortion Statistics). Many teenagers have sexual intercourse and do not entirely know how to prevent getting pregnant. Sadly, only 40% of the teenagers who have abortions do not consult with their parents before having the procedure done. 39 of 50 states have made the law in which both parents of the pregnant teen must allow the abortion procedure to be done (U.S. Abortion Statistics). The true value of life has lessened, and as time moves on, so does the law on abortion. The case of Roe v. Wade, contributes to the idea of how life is
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He was born in Illinois in 1908. Blackmun graduated from Harvard Law School in 1932 and then pursed his dream into being in the U.S Supreme court (“Harry Blackmun”). Blackmun then was moved up to the U.S supreme court. Blackmun was in the vote decision of the Roe v. wade. Blackmun got his name up to the highest court because of a former U.S. Supreme court member who was resigning from his position. Blackmun was delegated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the year of 1959 to the U.S. court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (“Andrew …show more content…
Margaret’s mother died after the birth of her last child. Sanger assured to fortify women with knowledge about contraception and soon got in trouble with the law because of Comstock act (McBride 153). Formerly a nurse, Sanger had a rough childhood because of the loss of her mother. Because of this, it lead to her discoveries of the making of this pill. Margaret Sanger went through many years of hard work and dedication make this pill and have it legal for women to take. Sanger first began to advertise her new discovery in 1912. After opening the first clinic, her sister and Sanger were sentenced to jail for thirty days for breaking the Comstock law. Of course, any “hero” will be criticized. Sanger was judged for her association with eugenics. Sanger also was involved with cases to do with racism or being against blacks and immigrants. Sanger retired and was not in the spot light for long. She than began research again on her “magic pill”. Sanger got to see an achievement happen when the right to have birth control between married couples was passed in the case of Griswold v. Connecticut (“Margaret

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