The Case Of Roe V. Wade

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Abortion is where a zygote is terminated and taken from the womb. This medical procedure can be done two ways; the first way is to enter an in-clinic abortion and the second by taking a pill. The in- clinic procedure starts with the clinic staff asking the patient if she would like to have an abortion via medication or a surgical abortion. Next, they let her consider all of her options. It is recommended that the patient obtains a sonogram to determine if the pregnancy is viable (uterine, non-ectopic pregnancy) and for accurate pregnancy dating. Lastly, they will perform the abortion based on what procedure she chose. Some of the medication that they use in some clinics are Methotrexate & Misoprostol (MTX): a medical abortion procedure used …show more content…
Wade was the biggest step forward to safety for women in 1973. January 22, 1973 a supreme court case that supported abortion took place. This case gave women "a guarantee of certain areas or zones of privacy," and that "This right of privacy... is broad enough to encompass a woman 's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy." (“ Roe v. Wade”) Roe v. Wade was put under the 14th amendment which stands for equality of all citizen of the United States. Because the rules for abortion were so broad from the case of Roe v. Wade, before 1992 doctors were allowed to perform what is commonly known as late term abortions. The case of Planned Parenthood v. Casey made it to where as of June 29, 1992 all clinics in the United States could not perform abortions after the first trimester. An event that really opened people’s eyes that the third trimester was too long to have an abortion was the case in June 1969, Norma L. McCorvey found out she was pregnant with her third child. When she returned back to Dallas her friends tried to counsel her to claim she was falsely raped to procure a legal abortion, which did not work out because the police had no reports indicating she was raped. From 1973 with the case of Roe v. Wade through 2011, there had been almost 53 million cases of legal abortions performed in the …show more content…
DIY abortions have been dated to around 500 B.C. methods are found in the Bible, on Egyptian papyrus, and in Chinese records. As recalled abortions were not legalized until January of 1973 but abortion has been around for so long, American woman would insert knitting needles and other sharp objects into their cervixes to end unwanted pregnancies. They would put dangerous drugs like the tissue-destroying potassium permanganate into their vaginas, which typically failed to terminate pregnancy but sometimes caused hemorrhage. They 'd use coat hangers and laundry detergent products. A lot of them would rupture their uteruses and end up with hysterectomies. In the United States it is a felony to try or have a DIY abortion. Some women think that it would be better to save themselves the humility by going into a clinic and getting the help they need but instead they they end up causing what may be permanent or life threatening damage to their bodies just to save them the embarrassment and judgemental harassment that these activists would put them

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