• Understanding Roe v. Wade: The Landmark Supreme Court Case on Abortion Rights

    The Background and Context of Roe v. Wade Roe v. Wade is a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. The case was brought by a woman named Norma McCorvey, who used the pseudonym “Jane Roe” to protect her identity. In 1970, McCorvey became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion, but the state…

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  • Beyond Abortion: Understanding What Roe v. Wade Protects

    The Right to Privacy The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade not only established a woman’s right to choose whether to have an abortion, but it also affirmed the constitutional right to privacy. The Court held that the right to privacy is “broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.” This right…

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