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What is the 14th amendment?
No matter the skin color, gender, sex, all people born in the U.S are citizens shall not be disregarded any privileges.
Norma McCorvey filed for an abortion,the state of Texas had banned getting an abortion unless the mother's life was at risk.
Roe vs Wade1973
Norma wasn't at risk in her pregnancy. The baby was a mistake and wanted to get rid of it. Texas disagreed and Henry Wade who was the district attorney who reinforced against that law.
Norma McCorvey vs Henry Wade
In 1971, the court decided to hear the case. By Jan 22,1973, Texas struck the law down making it legal for women to get an abortion. The majority decision was 7-2.
This case fell under the 14th amendment as a women's right and the state couldn't do much about it.
The court set rules for each trimester: 1st trimester was up to the mother to decide whether she would like to keep it or not.
The 2nd trimester: the government was able to regulate the abortion but not permitted to ban abortion.
The 3rd trimester: The state was able to prohibit the mother from abortion seeing the fetus was very big and could risk the mother.
Justice Blackmun had states"No state shall make or enforce which shall abridge the privileges... nor shall state deprive any person of life".
Roe vs Wade continues till current time and gives the right for women the right to choose.