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Roe V. Wade

January 23, 2000 marked the twenty-seventh anniversary of the Roe v. Wade case. It all
started out in a small town in Texas where a woman under the alias Jane Roe filed a case
in district court for a woman's right to choose abortion. At this time law in Texas
prohibited abortion. Eventually the case moved to Supreme Court.


The attorneys for Roe argued that the law was unfair and unjust. They said that the unborn
fetus id not a real person. They pointed out that a women should have the right to control
their own life and body. They said it was a right of privacy and if women fell that it's
the right choice to abort a baby they should be allowed to make it. They also said that
women should be able to abort a baby if the birth of the baby would endanger the life of
the mother or the baby, they should have a right to abort it. They also argued that women
have fundamental right to abortion.


The case, which was filed in District Court, was filed against Dallas District attorney
Wade. Wade strongly opposed abortion he believed abortion was murder. Wade made the point
that Fetus is human being and has right to life under the law. He also argues that the
fetus is life upon conception. He said that abortion hurts women not only physically but
psychologically. Abortion can result pain, discomfort, and unstable metal conditions.
According to the fourteenth amendment a person has an undeniable right to freedom. They
stated that the fetus has a right to freedom guaranteed by this amendment.


After hearing both sides of this case the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jane Roe. They
stated that women have a fundamental right to abortion. They also stated that the fetus
wasn't a life until the first trimester of pregnancy. Due to this case and the ruling of
it all states have legalized abortion.


This case has greatly influenced the world today. The changed of the world due to this
case are numerous. You here the mention of abortion daily whether it's in daily
conversation, political races, the Catholic Church and many other places. This topic is
very much argued. Some people take the side of Jane roe and yet other believed in the side
of Wade.


This topic is also argued in different religions. The Catholic Church believes that
abortion is murder and no person born or unborn should be unwillingly killed. Murder is
against the Ten Commandments and a serious crime. They believe that abortion is wrong and
just as bad as murder. Many Catholic protest abortion by holding protests outside of
abortion clinics.

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