Roe v. Wade

410 U.S. 113 Supreme Court 1973
howisitthatat the time of the adoption of our Constitution,a woman enjoyed a substantially broader right to terminate a pregnancy than she does in most States today.The anti-abortion mood prevalent in this countryplayed a significant role in the enactment of stringent criminal abortion legislationthatregardsachild before birth, as a living beingWithinherent rights,whileit fails to recognizeanddenies all protectiontothehuman lifethat the childmay be bornto
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Texas law only allowed for abortion “for the purpose of saving the life of the mother.”

Roe argued that the law was unconstitutional because it violated the guarantee of personal liberty and right to privacy guaranteed in the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments. The Court concluded that during the first trimester, the government could place no restriction on a woman’s ability to abort a pregnancy. In the nearly 50 years since Roe, states have passed over 1,193 abortion restrictions.

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