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Roe v. Wade was a United States Supreme Court case. The outcome of the case gave legal definitions to things such a viability of a fetus, and set many regulations involving abortion.
Roe v. Wade, (1973), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case establishing that most laws against abortion violate a constitutional right to privacy, overturning all state laws outlawing or restricting abortion. It is one of the most controversial decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history. Th…
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Abortion statistics are never specific, as the procedure is protected under the right to privacy laws. However, it has been estimated that 3,000 are done daily. If you multiply that by the number of years that abortion has been legal, you get a large number. If you're curious, I guess you could mul…
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One man's opinion This is a hot question that can only be answered in the form of opinion. I personally believe that life begins at conception, therefore abortion is murder and Roe vs Wade should be overturned. I do not believe that there are exceptions, abortion is wrong. This is my opinion and is …
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made it legal to have an abortion until the baby can live outside of the womb without the mom. protected a woman's right to decide what happens to her body and that the interest of the woman is greater than the potential baby until the baby is old enough that it could live outside the womb by itself…
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In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that women do have the right to choose an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy.
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Answer The main issue in "Roe V. Wade" is whether Articles 1191, 1192, 1193, 1194, and 1196 of the Texas Penal Code ( the Texas Abortion Laws) deprive married couples and single women of the right to choose whether to have children, a privacy issued protected by the 14th Amendment. Or, Does the…
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Answer Norma McCorvery did give birth to the child when she was in court. She gave up the baby for adoption. She gave birth to a girl in 1965 & the baby was adopted by her mother. ***UPDATED ANSWER*** While Norma MCorvey did give birth in 1965, this was not the child that was the center o…
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woman's right to privacy when deciding whether to end a pregnancy
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A pregnant single woman named Norma L. McCorvey (AKA Jane Roe) wanted to get an abortion but she couldn't because it was illegal in Texas where she lived. She tried to get around the law by falsely claiming she was raped. That failed, since she didn't have a police report to corroborate her story. S…
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Yes. The decision in Roe v. Wade, (1973) rests on the judicial concept of "Substantive Due Process," which holds that the Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clause is intended to protect all unenumerated rights considered fundamental and "implicit in the concept of ordered liberty," among these the ri…
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Yes, Roe vs. Wade (Texas; 1973) was a landmark case that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that women had a constitutional right to terminate their pregnancy. However, it maintained time frames for which women could receive abortions.
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Reinstitution of back-alley abortions, which often result in a significant health care crisis or death. While the US and state governments aren't required to use tax money for abortions; they can't refuse to treat someone suffering the after-effects of a botched abortion. There would probably be a …
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1. political ideology: president picks Judges that share the same political views:helps get things that the president supported and passed. 2. Race and Sex: Helps make the Judges more diverse and can represent america in a larger spectrum. Evenly distributed.3. Age and Experience: the older the judg…
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The Burger Court vote in Roe v. Wade, 410 US 113 (1973) was split 7-2, as contrasted with the later 5-4 Rehnquist Court vote in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 US 833 (1992), a later case that upheld Roe and removed many obstacles in state laws restricting women's access to abortion without overtly…
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Well, depends on what you're asking. Roe v. Wade was a case on a single pregnant woman who wanted an abortion, but Texas law prohibited it. She took it to court and it escalated to the US Supreme Court. If you're wondering about the final dispute, it was settled for abortion to be legal. Although,…
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Direct Answer This controversial ruling struck down many of the legal restrictions that were (at that time) in place against abortion. It is hard to estimate the impact of the ruling itself, since it was tied in with a number of much broader movements: the sexual revolution, women's rights movement,…
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Yes, the Supreme Court has the authority to overturn its own decisions (although it would have to be as the result of a different case, not Roe, specifically). Bear in mind that Roe v. Wade was not just about declaring abortion legal, but also about the right to privacy and the right for medical de…
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The US President, Richard Nixon, was Republican. In the 93rd and 94th Congresses, which covers the period from 1973-1975, the Democrats had a slight majority in the Senate; and a signficant majority in the House. Before you go blaming Democrats, bear in mind that neither the President NOR Congress…
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Roe v. Wade, 410 US 113 (1973) had to be argued twice because both attorneys failed to make a strong case to the Court in the initial oral stage. Roe's attorney, Sarah Weddington, was unable to explain to Justice Potter Stewart why the Constitution would protect a woman's right to privacy. The attor…
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The Supreme Court always has the option of altering its own earlier rulings. They can change their collective mind. Therefore yes, Roe v. Wade could be overturned. That is not to say that I expect it to be overturned, but the possibility exists.
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Technically yes for many things, but only if can be proven to have existed in the first place. There are specific agreements that must be in writing, such as agreements to purchase or sell land, or items for longer than a year.
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Chief Justice Warren E. Burger presided over the Court during Roe v. Wade, (1973). Justice Harry Blackmun wrote the opinion of the Court for this case; Chief Justice Warren Burger and Justices Potter Stewart and William O. Douglas wrote concurring opinions; Justices Byron White and William H. Rehnq…
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The Supreme Court's decision established that most laws against abortion violate a constitutional right to privacy, and overturned all state laws outlawing or unduly restricting abortion. It is one of the most controversial decisions in US Supreme Court history. It returned the right to make medical…
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Many would probably like to declare anti-abortion laws constitutional. Not all Republicans have the same opinions, however, and politicians have to consider the effect on their careers, perhaps more than most people. More importantly, there is a very limited amount that a President can do to alter …
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Abortion became legal in all states in the first trimester and for health reasons. In NYC the mortality in women went down 45%.
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At the time of the US Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, 410 US 113 (1973), abortion was illegal in 46 states. Women who wanted abortions either had dangerous, illegal procedures, or traveled to one of the four states where medical abortion was sanctioned.
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There are three ways Roe v. Wade, (1973) can be overturned: Since Roe vs. Wade was a Supreme Court decision, the Supreme Court can effectively overturn the decision by ruling against abortion in a future case. Congress can pass legislation protecting the fetus from the moment of conception (There ar…
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53 million documented =(
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Jane Roe, whose real name is Norma McCorvey, gave birth to a daughter in June 1970, several months after the case was initiated. By the time Roe v. Wade reached the US Supreme Court, the child was almost three years old and living with an anonymous adoptive family. McCorvey had three children. The …
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roe v wade took place in texas
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I'll bet someone's school wants the answer to be judicial activism.
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There has been an enormous amount of debate over whether Roe V. Wade was a correct ruling by the Supreme Court, however the question asks about the arguments used and this can be objectively answered. Contrary to popular belief, it was NOT a ruling that the Federal Government should have jurisdict…
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Norman McCorvey (Jane Roe)
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Roe did.
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7 votes for Roe, 2 vote(s) against.
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Nearly three years elapsed from 1970, when Roe v. Wade was filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas until the US Supreme Court released its decision on January 22, 1973. Part of the reason for the delay was the Justices' dissatisfaction with both attorneys' arguments when t…
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abortion rights.
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The 4th Amendment protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures. An argument was set forth by a Justice that if a state was to impede on a woman who wanted to receive an abortion, that it was an unreasonable seizure against her privacy.
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No, they couldn't have overturned it; they could have written new legislation (as they have been trying to do for years) that circumvented the decision or rendered it moot, however. For example, every year someone in Congress introduces legislation designed to give constitutional rights to fetuses …
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The decision was that a women has the right to an abortion if her life is in jeopardy. Later, the Supreme Court would increase that too she can get an abortion any time before the middle of the second trimester.
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Many people want abortions--if made illegal many women will die from illegal abortions. Before Roe vs. Wade, illegal abortions were the #1 cause of death amongst women of childbearing age (largely very young women such as teenagers). Law enforcement and health workers worked together to ensure tha…
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The most important modification Webster made to the decision in Roe was elimination of the bright-line Trimester Rule originally used to determine what procedures could be performed at each stage of pregnancy. In 1973, the age of viability was generally considered 24-28 weeks, with the Court opting…
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United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Dallas, Texas)
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Jane Roe, whose real name is Norma McCorvey, had three children. The first, by her husband Woody McCorvey, was allegedly kidnapped, then later adopted, by Norma's mother when Norma confessed her sexual orientation was either bi- or lesbian. She got pregnant with a second child sometime in 1965. The…
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Roe v. Wade was a civil case; no crime was committed.
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Abortion was made legal in the US until the point of viability which is about 21-23 weeks. and fewer women die now in the US of illegal abortions than before Roe v. Wade. However the anti-abortion people have since rallied and passed many laws making abortion difficult to access and many counties do…
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The 7-2 decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 US 13 (1973) challenged a Texas anti-abortion law, and overturned statutes that prohibited abortion in 46 states (the procedure was legal in four). The ruling was based on the right to privacy, which was extrapolated from language in the Due Process Clause of the…
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This was a Supreme Court case that gave women the rights to abortions. -This was a simple answer, just look the rest up somewhere else but this information is accurate!
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Unnecessary burden
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The US Supreme Court and the congress. There are 3 ways to do this and you find them in the related question added below.
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It was ostensibly against Henry Wade, District Attorney of Rockwell County, Texas, who was legally obliged to support the local laws that prohibited abortion. Jane Doe was found by supporters of abortion. She (real name Norma McCorvey, who is now pro-life) got pregnant in 1969 and was given some bad…
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Abortion statistics are never specific, as the procedure is protected under the right to privacy laws. However, it has been estimated that 3,000 are done daily. If you multiply that by the number of years that aborion has been legal, you get a large number. If you're curious, I guess you could mult…
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Roe v Wade blocked states from preventing or impeding a woman a woman from obtaining a medical abortion prior to fetal viability (ability to live outside the womb).
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There is only one way to reverse it but if Obama can replace one of the conservative Supreme Court judges with one of his, then it will not happen. Roe vs Wade was an indefensible decision which will fall if there is one more conservative judge on the Supreme Court. The democrat party is hell bent o…
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The simple answer is that it made abortion legal, within certain limits. 1) Till "quickening" of the fetus, or 2) When the pregnancy has the potential to harm the mother. The US Supreme Court looked back at abortion laws and practices for about 2,000 years. They found that abortion was outlawed (gen…
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Answer: For one thing, the rights of the fetus would finally be recognized. I am a Christian and every life is precious and abortion is nothing more than murdering the fetus that has no voice or rights..  Answer: It depends. Abortion would become illegal but most likely would there be people …
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The 7-2 decision in Roe, which challenged a Texas law anti-abortion law, overturned statutes that prohibited abortion in 46 states (the procedure was legal in four). The ruling was based on the right to privacy, which was extrapolated from language in the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendme…
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Associate Justices William H. Rehnquist and Byron White each wrote dissenting opinions.
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Roe v. Wade, (1973) is considered to be an instance of judicial activism because the decision was based on the implied, rather than enumerated, constitutional right to privacy. The decision in Roe v. Wade, (1973) rests on the judicial concept of "Substantive Due Process," which holds that the Four…
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Roe v. Wade, (1973) was a landmark United States Supreme Court case establishing that most laws against abortion violate a constitutional right to privacy, and overturned all state laws outlawing or unduly restricting abortion. It is one of the most controversial decisions in US Supreme Court histor…
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Roe v. Wade was the landmark US Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion during the Burger Court. Majority (7-2) Chief Justice Warren Burger Justice William O. Douglas Justice William J. Brennan Justice Potter Stewart Justice Thurgood Marshall Justice Harry Blackmun* Justice Lewis Powel…
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The plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, (1973) was identified as "Jane Roe," a common proxy for the name of someone who wishes to remain anonymous. The real plaintiff in the case was Norma McCorvey. McCorvey never had an abortion. She gave birth to a baby girl who was immediately placed for adoption. McCorv…
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The Supreme Court decided the case on January 22, 1973.Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) was a landmark United States Supreme Court case establishing that most laws against abortion violate a constitutional right to privacy, overturning all state laws outlawing or restricting abortion. It is one of t…
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Answer Sandra Day O'Connor wasn't a member of the US Supreme Court when Roe v. Wade, (1973) was heard; President Reagan appointed her to the Court in 1981. Any discussion of Roe v. Wade requires mentioning Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's plurality/majority opinion from Casey v. Planned Parenthood, 50…
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State laws preventing women from obtaining unrestricted abortions in the first trimester of pregnancy.
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There would be no case in the first place. All courts would follow the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States. The only thing the Supreme Court has allowed is for the states to say it is too late for an abortion when any part of a live baby has been born. The states can define the point of…
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When directly comparing the two cases, it becomes clear that substantive due process actually undermined workers' rights in Lochner v. New York, (1905), but was used to elevate and enhance rights in Roe v. Wade (the "right to privacy" precedent was actually set in Griswold v. Connecticut, (1965), no…
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Yes. The 7-2 decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 US 13 (1973) challenged a Texas anti-abortion law, and overturned statutes that prohibited abortion in 46 states (the procedure was legal in four). The ruling was based on the right to privacy, which was extrapolated from language in the Due Process Clause o…
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IF the current Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, (1973), (as the result of a decision in a different case) the vote would probably split 5-4 down ideological lines. Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative, but the only real swing vote on the Court, upheld Roe in a 1992 case: Possible voting patt…
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In Roe v. Wade, (1973), the Supreme Court established guidelines for abortion according to a strict "trimester rule." No statutory restriction on abortion allowed during the first trimester. "For the stage prior to approximately the end of the first trimester, the abortion decision and its effectuat…
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Roe v. Wade, (1973) was a landmark United States Supreme Court case establishing that most laws against abortion violate a constitutional right to privacy, and overturned all state laws outlawing or unduly restricting abortion. It is one of the most controversial decisions in US Supreme Court histor…
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Continuation of back-alley abortions, which often result in a significant health care crisis or death. While the US and state governments aren't required to use tax money for abortions; they can't refuse to treat someone suffering the after-effects of a botched abortion. There would probably be a b…
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Roe V. Wade had people come and discuss the issue and allowed people to have abortions.
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43 million a year since 1973 - 2009 = about 1548000000 abortion worldwide.
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Roe v. Wade addressed the right to privacy, under the judicial concept of "Substantive Due Process," which holds that the Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clause is intended to protect all unenumerated rights considered fundamental and "implicit in the concept of ordered liberty," among these the ri…
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Roe v. Wade, (1973) was argued in 1971 and again in 1972; the decision was released in 1973. Chief Justice Warren Burger presided over the Supreme Court from 1969-1986, so he was present for the entire case.
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Justice Harry Blackmun wrote the opinion of the Court; Chief Justice Warren Burger and Justices Potter Stewart and William O. Douglas wrote concurring opinions; Justices Byron White and William H. Rehnquist wrote dissenting opinions. Case Citation:Roe v. Wade, 410 US 113 (1973)
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The President in office at the time the US Supreme Court made abortion legal in Roe v. Wade, (1973), was Richard Nixon. President Nixon had nothing to do with the decision, so it's unreasonable to suggest that he "made abortion legal." There was nothing he could do to prevent the decision. Nixon wa…
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Norma McCorvey (Roe) became pregnant and wanted an abortion, prohibited by Texas law. Her attorneys alleged that the abortion law in Texas violated her Constitutional rights and the rights of other women. The defendant was the district attorney of Dallas County, Texas, Henry B. Wade. As it was a Co…
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Direct Answer This controversial ruling struck down many of the legal restrictions that were (at that time) in place against abortion. It is hard to estimate the impact of the ruling itself, since it was tied in with a number of much broader movements: the sexual revolution, women's rights movement,…
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Direct Answer: This controversial ruling struck down many of the legal restrictions that were (at that time) in place against abortion. It is hard to estimate the impact of the ruling itself, since it was tied in with a number of much broader movements: the sexual revolution, women's rights movement…
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No babies but about 45 million embryos and fetuses have been aborted.More like 50 million HUMAN embryos/fetuses 'babies', at least that's what they would have been. KEYWORD: HUMAN!
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The majority of the US population is for the choice.
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The right to an abortion was protected by a constitutional right to privacy.
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Roe v. Wade and Texas v. Johnson, two unrelated cases originating in the Dallas, Texas, were filed in different jurisdictions: Roe v. Wade, 410 US 113, (1973) was originally filed in federal court, in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Texas v. Johnson, 491 US 397 (1989) was o…
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In 1972 there were 586,760 legal abortions but not all states reported in. It can be compared to that according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there were 820,151 legal induced abortions in the US in 2005 but also not all states reported in. The true number was 1,2 million.
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Opinion The answer is a simple yes. The guidelines used to determine the outcome of Roe v. Wade were completely unconstitutional. John Ely wrote in the Yale Law Journal and condemned the outcome "because it is bad constitutional law, or rather because it is not constitutional law and gives almost no…
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Henry Wade - District Attorney of Dallas County
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Roe v. Wade, (1973), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case establishing that most laws against abortion violate a constitutional right to privacy, and overturning all state laws outlawing or unduly restricting abortion. It is one of the most controversial decisions in US Supreme Court hist…
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Roe v. Wade, 410 US 113 (1973) No. Roe vs. Wade, the landmark case which disallowed federal or state restrictions on abortion and asserted a woman's constitutional right to privacy, was first heard in a District Court in Texas, before reaching the Supreme Court, which announced its decision in 1973.
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Roe v. Wade, (1973) was a civil case so there was no defendant. The nominal respondent, Henry B. Wade, was the District Attorney of Dallas County, Texas. Wade was named because of the office he occupied; the real "defendant" would have been the State of Texas, but states have immunity from being sue…
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cause they can :)
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The initial argument advanced by Assistant District Attorney John Tolle was that Roe (Norma McCorvey) lacked standing to bring action because the Texas statutes in question were directed at the medical provider, not at the potential recipient of the abortion. A three-judge panel determined they woul…
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