Roe v. Wade
...abortions except for in cases of proven rape was unconstitutional. After several appeals, the case reached the Supreme Court, which ruled 7 to 2 in favor of the plaintiff.
The Court upheld Roe’s contention, basing its opinion on the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process clause, which protects an individual’s right to privacy. Justice Blackmun, writing for the majority, acknowledged that the state had an interest... Roe v. Wade: Personal and Constitutional Considerations In 1970, a pregnant woman (Norma McCorvey, who was called Jane Roe in the case filings to protect her privacy) filed suit against the District Attorney of Dallas County, Texas, Henry Wade, on the grounds that the Texas law prohibiting...