Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What is Roe V. Wade

What exactly is Roe v. Wade?
Roe v. Wade is the historic Supreme Court decision overturning a Texas interpretation of abortion law and making abortion legal in the United States. The Roe v. Wade decision held that a woman, with her doctor, could choose abortion in earlier months of pregnancy without restriction, and with restrictions in later months, based on the right to privacy.

Who is Roe and Who is Wade?
To protect her constitutional rights, the alias, “Jane Roe” was used for Norma McCorvey. McCorvey filed, representing women everywhere that it is a woman’s body and she should be given the right to decide whether or not she decide whether or not she wants to have a child.
Henry B. Wade was the District Attorny of Dallas County, Texas.

Pro-Life: Advocating the legal protection of human embyos and fetuses, especially by favoring the outlawing of abortion on the ground that it is the taking of a human life.

Pro-Choice: Favoring or supporting the legal right of women and girls to choose whether or not to continue a pregnancy to term

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