controversial issues involving women's civil rights. This case dealt with the right to choose to have an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy and was brought to the Supreme Court. Many feminist groups supported it. The side of Roe argued.
that the right to an abortion fell under the ninth and.
fourteenth amendment. The ninth amendment states,.
"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain.
rights, shall not be construed to deny or.
disparage others by the people." What this means is.
people could make personal choices without.
interference from the government. Basically, it is a.
right to privacy. The fourteenth amendment.
basically says that no state can deprive U.S. citizens.
of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.
or deny them equal protection of the laws.
This case had many different attitudes towards abortion. Many feminist groups stand firm with the right to.
have an abortion. Even some men agreed with this right. After the case passed, the right to have an.
abortion was still split. Many people against abortion thought that the embryo was a human being and an.
abortion endangered the life of the human being. Other people argued that abortions were a risk to the.
embryo's health as well as the mother's health. Many people accepted abortion in the case of rape, but not.
in the case of incest or teenage sex. To them it was uncalled for to end the life of a child who will be someone some day.
Today in our society, this battle still rages on. Abortion is one of the most debated issues in America.
People still believe the views that were established in the 1970's with Roe versus Wade. Will this heated.
debate continue to go on for years, or can we see the right thing to do and get an agreement from both.