Roe v Wade Case


Bryce Walker, Staff Writer

There has been a recent leak about the case of Roe v Wade and whether or not it will be overturned. Let’s discuss the significance of this. Many people are asking if the the Constitution recognizes a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy by abortion? Overturning Roe v Wade would mean that abortion is no longer a protected federal right. In 1970, Jane Roe filed a lawsuit against Henry Wade, the district attorney of Dallas County, Texas, where she resided, challenging a Texas law making abortion illegal except by a doctor’s orders to save a woman’s life. In her lawsuit, Roe alleged that the state laws were unconstitutionally vague and abridged her right of personal privacy, protected by the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Democrats are attempting to stop this by passing their own bills but all of these bills keep falling short. With majority of the Supreme Court in support of overturning Roe v Wade it looks like Roe v Wade will probably be overturned.