Supreme Court and Women's Rights

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In the second part of the twentieth century, women’s rights once again gained a lot of momentum. The women’s liberation movement was born out of women civil right activists who were tired of waiting for legislative change for women’s rights. Even though women are being recognized more in society, they still face difficult issues. Sexism –especially in the workforce –is becoming a major issue, birth control pills are still not popular, and abortions are frowned upon in society. The case Roe v. Wade is about a woman with the fake name of Jane Roe who wanted an abortion but the state of Texas would not let her unless her life was in danger. She sued the district attorney of Dallas County saying that it violated the right to privacy under the 1st, 4th, 5th, 9th, and 14th Amendments. Usually, some arguments for being against abortions are because it is like killing a life, religious reasons, and less chance of future pregnancies. Some arguments that approve abortion are the rights of privacy and the mother to make her own decision. I decided to pick the landmark case Roe v. Wade because there are many ways to argue for and against abortions, so I wanted to give it an overarching view before I personally pick a side. Roe v. Wade is a significant case because it shows how rights in the Constitution do not have to be explicitly mentioned for it to implement and the change in abortion laws that affect women. The plaintiff is Jane Roe and the defendant is the district attorney of Dallas County. Jane Roe says that denying her the right for having an abortion violates the right of privacy guaranteed in the 1st, 4th, 5th, 9th, and 14th Amendments. The district attorney of Dallas refuses to let her have abortion unless her life is in jeopardy. ... ... middle of paper ... ...u are on, because of this case, both can claim some sort of victory. Works Cited Landmark Cases of the U.S. Supreme Court. (n.d.). Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://www.streetlaw.org/en/landmark/cases/roe_v_wade Offe, C. (2013). Roe v. Wade and Beyond. Dissent (00123846), 60(1), 54-59. Roe v. Wade (1973). (2014). In American History. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://americanhistory.abc-clio.com/ Roe v. Wade and the Right to Abortion. (2013, January 18). Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://www.nwlc.org/resource/roe-v-wade-and-right-abortion Supreme Court (2010, October). Federal Communications Commission et al. v. AT&T Inc. Retrieved from http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/09-1279.pdf The United States Bill of Rights: First 10 Amendments to the Constitution. (n.d.). Retrieved April 21, 2014, from https://www.aclu.org/united-states-bill-rights
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