Roe vs. Wade

Roe vs. Wade

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A comic recreation of the US 'Brown vs. Board of Education' event.

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  • One day in 1970...
  • Hi! My name is Norma McCorvey, (but most of you know me by Jane Roe) and I'm from Texas. I would like an abortion. 
  • Unfortunately, Texas law only allows abortion  'for the purpose of saving the life of the mother'.  Otherwise, abortion is considered a felony!
  • In 1971, Roe filed suit against Wade, the district attorney of Dallas County, contesting the law on the grounds that it violated her personal liberty and right to privacy implicitly guaranteed in the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments
  • hmph
  • The court ruled: ROE WINS!
  • In 1973, the Court decided a woman's right to an abortion fell within the right to privacy  (Griswold vs. Connecticut) protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. This decision gave women the right to abortion during the entirety of the pregnancy but defined different levels for regulating abortion in the second and third trimesters
  • - Gave women the right to make their own choices about their own bodies. - Some economists proved the Roe v Wade decision led to dramatically lower crime rates -  
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  • The case changed America
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