What is Roe vs Wade?

What is Roe vs Wade?

Roe vs Wade is the lawsuit that led the US Supreme Court to establish a right to abortion.

It challenged a women’s right to personal privacy with regard to pregnancy and abortion.

“Does the Constitution recognize a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy by abortion?”

With a 7-2 majority, Justice Harry Blackmun found that it did indeed — with exceptions.

In 1973, the Court tried to balance the state’s interests in the health of pregnant women and in the potential life of fetuses.

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