By: Idriana Calhoun
Amendment Straight From Constitution
Historical Background of The Amendment
-Submitted by Congress to the states on September 25,1789.
- Ratified by the required three-fourths of the states (11 of 14) on December 15, 1791.
-written to address worry of not being able to change or add to the Bill of Rights.
Meaning of The Amendment
Supreme Court Case
Roe V. Wade 1973
reasons for going to court:
Women were being denied the right to choose if they wanted abortion or not, In states across America abortion was illegal. Sometimes, there were illegal abortions that caused illness and death. Some women chose to go out of the country to get a safe, legal abortion, but most were too poor to go to another country. A group of women got together and found two Lawyers that were willing to try to legalize abortion and they found a women, Norma McCorvey, who was pregnant with her second child at the time, but couldn't afford to care for her, to stand for all the others. For privacy, she was known as Jane Roe.
Court's Decision and its rationale:
On January 22, 1973, Justice Harry Blackman announced the decision. It explained the trimester system that allowed abortion for any woman in the first three months. In the second three months, states could make rules that might limit abortion. After the second three months, certain restrictions could be made and states would also have the opinion of making abortion illegal in the final trimester. This was decided because at least 64% of Americans wanted abortion legalized.