Roe vs. Wade
By: Ally Grogan and Hannah Douglas
What it's about?
Roe verses Wade is about a young woman in 1973 located in Texas who ended up pregnant and wanting an abortion. She later found out that in Texas, abortions were illegal unless the life of the mother is in danger. Roe then began to fight the law and get abortion legalized. She believed that law violated several of the amendments in the Constitution.
How it ended?
The case was filed 1971 to be heard by the Supreme Court. It was heard once in 1971 and later again in 1972. It was not until 1973 that the case won by a 7-2 decision in the Supreme Court. This had affirmed the legality of a woman's right to have an abortion under the Fourteenth amendment to the Constitution.
The Supreme Court agrees to hear the case.
The case won by a 7-2 vote and abortion was made legal for the privacy rights of the mother.
Norma McCorvery files a motion with the Supreme Court to have the 1973 case overturned due to the harm woman undergo from abortion. It was later dismissed to have the case overturned.