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What was Roe v. Wade about?
It was a Supreme Court case concerning a woman's right to have an abortion
In Roe v. Wade, who was Roe?
Jane Roe was a 25 year old pregnant woman who brought a class action suit challenging the constitutionality of abortion Laws in Texas which made it a crime to obtain an abortion expect on medical advice to save the life of the Mother
What was the Supreme court ruling on Roe v. Wade?
the court ruled that under the 14th amendment, women have a right to privacy concerning their bodies, and thus abortion is a legal activity
What did the 14th Amendment protect?
The 14th Amendment protected a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy under the freedom of personal choice in family matters
Who was Henry Wade?
He was the Texas attorney general who defended the anti-abortion law
What did Roe v. Wade achieve?
It was ruled that the government did not have the right to ban abortions
When does a woman have absolute right to terminate a pregnancy?
During the first Trimester or the first three months
What rights to abortion does a woman have during the second trimester?
During the second trimester, some governmental regulations may interfere with a woman's right to abort
What rights to abortion does a woman have during the third trimester?
Abortions are restricted or banned during the third trimester because the fetus is at the point where it could live out side the womb. The only way a woman can obtain an abortion is through a doctor certifying that it is necessary
What rulings has the Supreme Court made on abortion since the Roe vs. Wade ruling?
In 1980 the Supreme Court upheld a law that banned the use of federal funds for abortion except when necessary to save a woman's life. In 1989 the Supreme Court allowed states to prohibit abortions at state clinics or by state employees.