The Case Of Roe V. Wade Essay

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Prior to 1970s, states had the power to decide the right to abort over the pregnant women. This situation continued until the Roe v. Wade case, which changed the whole country. It started in Texas, where there was a law stated that abortion was not allowed to be performed in any circumstances, except of life-threatening conditions. A Texas woman, who went by the name Jane Roe, challenged the law, stating that the abortion right is a “fundamental right”. The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, which made this the first time ever in the history to recognize the right of privacy against the compelling interest of the states on abortion (Roe v. Wade (1973)). In the case of Roe v. Wade, with a decision of 7 to 2 majority vote, the Supreme Court upheld the right to abort.
Because of this controversial ruling, abortion divided the country into two movements: “pro-life” and “pro-choice”. People who in favor of allowing all woman to make relevant decisions regarding conception, contraception, pregnancy, and abortion are known as “pro-choice”, while those who in favor of outlawing abortions, and of empowering the government to determine whether abortion should be allowed are known as “pro-life”. Abortion should remain as a legal option for women because the state government has no rights to interfere with a woman’s body; there needs to be more healthcare laws regarding to abortion; and, there are no conclusive evidence or argument that a fetus is equal to a human being and…

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