Analysis of the Supreme Court Ruling: Roe vs. Wade
In 1973, The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision on abortion. At the time of the decision, almost 2/3 of the states had laws making abortion at any stage of the pregnancy illegal except to save the life of the mother.
Jane Roe, an alias for Norma McCorvey, brought suit against Henry Wade, the district attorney of Dallas County, Texas. In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court declared that anti-abortion laws like those in Texas violated a woman’s constitutional right to privacy.
1. Please lay out in detail the arguments used by the majority of justices in support of this decision. What did they say about a woman’s right to an abortion?
2. What arguments are presented by the minority so support the status quo?
3. The issue of definition is central to his cad in a number of ways. what term or terms are being defined and debated here? Explain.
4. On the basis of the decision, which the side had the stronger arguments? Do you agree or disagree and why? Make sure you give a good reasons for your position here.
*note: Your essay should be about 3 pages.