The Rights Of The United States Essay

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On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn state interpretation of abortion laws is one of the most historic decisions ever made by the American justice system. Up to this point in time, Roe v. Wade is one of the most intensely debated cases to have ever been voted on. This case argued that a woman had the right to an abortion under the protection of privacy which is stated in the fourteenth amendment.
Political and Social Climate In the 1950s through 1970s the United States would undergo some of the most social change it has ever experienced. Issues with the America’s current society would be brought forth by minority groups: African-Americans, women, and peace makers were advocating for major change during this time (Campbell). At the end of the 19th century, The Comstock Act made any advertisements or distribution of birth control illegal. The court even allowed postal workers the right to confiscate any birth control that was received through the mail. In 1938, the court revoked the federal ban on birth control, which ended the era of the Comstock Act. This created a race to put affordable birth control back on the market. Sex roles began to dramatically change after World War ll, and the impact of this would take several decades to manifest itself (Costello). In 1950s, the popularity of pornography, and along with it the selling of sex, drastically increased. This began to hyper-sexualize women as opposed to previous times. Due to this, women…

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