“Roe v. Wade”: A Woman’s Right to Choose

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"Roe v. Wade": A Woman’s Right to Choose
Perhaps no Supreme Court decision in recent memory has continued to cause as much contentious debate as the 1973 decision, Roe v. Wade, (410 US 113) which in essence permitted women to have abortions legally.
The basic facts of the case, brought on appeal to the Supreme Court were these: “A pregnant single woman (Roe) brought a class action challenging the constitutionality of the Texas criminal abortion laws, which proscribe procuring or attempting an abortion except on medical advice for the purpose of saving the mother's life” (“Supreme Court
Collectio
”, 2009,
para
. 1). What the Court decided was that the state laws- including the laws that resulted in the appeal to the Court from Texas, “…...
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.....titutional precedent.
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