The Supreme Court Hearing : Roe V. Wade Essay

834 Words Aug 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
With the 2016 presidential election just around the corner, a big topic of conversation is about abortion. A famous Supreme Court hearing was Roe V Wade of 1973. Roe V Wade was a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that declares a pregnant woman has the right to have an abortion until the end of the first trimester of pregnancy without any interference by the state. They are two people who actually made Roe V Wade a popular topic were Norma McCorvey which was better known as Jane Roe and Henry wade. Norma McCorvey had to use the alias of Jane Roe because the Roe V Wade case was such a hot topic and very controversial that she had to hide her true identity. In 1969, McCorvey was 22 years old, divorced, homeless, and pregnant for the third time and now she is facing a tough decision with only three options. Roe options were to either give her third child up for adoption, have an illegal abortion, or keep the child and raise it. In 1965, illegal abortions made up one-sixth of all pregnancy and child birth related deaths. McCorvey, a resident of Texas, realize that her best option was to take the abortion route, but due to the state law prevented her from doing so. After being told that abortion may be legal in cases of rape or incest, McCorvey felt like her only other option was to lie and say that all her pregnancy were a result of rape and will have to carry the burden for the third time if she does not receive an abortion but since they were no police reports this…

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