Essay on The Case Of The Roe V. Wade

1198 Words Mar 9th, 2016 null Page
In 1970 Norma L. McCorvey of Texas was learning that she was going to have her third child. McCorvey did not want a third child, so she attempted an abortion. She was not allowed to have an abortion because in Texas having an abortion for no real reason was against the law. Therefore Norma McCorvey claimed that she was raped and did not want the child. Her case was dismissed because there was no proof of rape. (The Stem Cell Controversy: Debating the issues). In 1970 Norma McCorvey’s lawyers took her case back to court. They took the name of Jane Roe to keep her identity a secret. Their opponents filed under the name of Henry Wade in order to keep the laws the same and stop the legalization of abortion. Henry Wade was the false name of Henry Lancelot Aubrey-Fletcher, who was born of Surrey, England, on September 10, 1887. They believed that life is given the moment of conception. In 1973 the Roe v. Wade Court case was finally ended. One of the lasting effects of this court case was that it legalized abortion. This gave women the right to choose to have an abortion without state laws to stop her. The Supreme Court took away the rights of individual states to stop abortion. As one, the whole country accepted abortion as a woman’s right to her own privacy. In 1978 the first successful in-vitro fertilization occurred. This resulted in two things. One, on July 25, 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world 's first successful "test-tube" baby, was born in Great Britain.…

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