America before Roe vs Wade

America before Roe vs Wade

At the time of Roe vs Wade, abortion was legal in just 4 states.

Close to 16 states had multiple restrictions on abortion in the 1970s.

However, constitutional rights tend to have more power than state laws.

The court then decided to silence the abortion bans in 30 states.

However, they allowed states to enforce regulations for abortion during the second trimester.

All in the interest of pregnant woman’s health, they claimed.

They decided to permit abortion at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy.