Essay about Should Abortion Be Medically Necessary?

1246 Words Dec 7th, 2016 5 Pages
During the late nineteenth century and on into the twentieth century, quite a few states utilized laws against abortion because abortions were performed in seedy and unclean conditions, which raised the risk of diseases for women. Also, at the time society thought that ending a growing life was wrong. Even so, as time moved on and peoples morals evolved, people begin to question if the government actually had the right to intrude on other people 's’ private affairs.
In 1971, Norma McCorvey, a.k.a. Jane Roe, filed a case against the district attorney of Dallas County Texas, Henry Wade. The D.A. exacted a law that barred abortion unless the abortion was medically necessary, to save the mother’s life. Being a single, pregnant woman in this time was not something that helped a woman 's image in society. In Roes case, an abortion was out of the question because the baby wasn 't endangering her medically. Also, because she didn 't have the financial means to go and have the operation done safely, she would have had to have pursued a back alley operation, making the risk of disease very high. Two lawyers that graduated from the University of Texas Law School named Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington, filed a lawsuit against the abortion laws in Texas because they said that the law violated Roe’s constitutional rights. Roe did not go into this fight alone. In addition to Coffee and weddington, there was a couple known as the Does, and Halliford who was a licensed physician. The…

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