Roe v. Wade is Unconstitutional

Roe v. Wade is Unconstitutional

            In the year 1969, Norma McCorvey, a woman from Texas, wanted to have an abortion. She was the daughter of an alcoholic mother and frequently got into trouble. She had already given birth twice and given up both babies for adoption. At this time abortion was legal in Texas  but only for the purpose of saving the mother’s life. After unsuccessfully trying to get an illegal abortion, she was directed to two lawyers; Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington, who had been looking for a case like this to challenge the laws restricting access to abortion. Norma, who was now called by the name Jane Roe in order to hide her identity,  sued the District Attorney of Texas, Henry Wade in 1970 and finally went to the Supreme Court.  (Summary)

 On January 22, 1973, the  Court declared that a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions, including the choice to have an abortion, was protected by the Fourteenth  Amendment. It also concluded that the Constitution requires states to permit abortion for any reason. American people are not allowed to legally protect human beings in the womb from acts of violence that kill them, as long as the mother gives permission. Likewise, the court decided that in the first trimester of a woman’s pregnancy, the mother could decide if she wanted an abortion. In the second trimester, the government could determine abortion although it couldn’t ban it in order to protect the mother’s health. In the third trimester, the government could forbid abortion if the fetus could live unless it is to save the mother. (Stark) (Three)

The Fourteenth Amendment impart states, “ No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law;nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” This means that all human beings have the right to life, or have the right to be heard of what they think. Any baby who is killed because of abortion, is denied that right. (14th)

 The Supreme Court based their decision on this Amendment. But, as it is stated above, no state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property; and the Court used that to make their decision. Right there is a contradiction. The Supreme Court is saying one thing while the Fourteenth Amendment, created by our Founding Fathers of this county,is saying another. As the Court ruled, one has to assume that the Fourteenth Amendment is to prevent Americans from protecting unborn children and that the Fourteenth Amendment means something different from what the American people decided on when it was written. In the 1800’s, the legislature of Ohio wanted to pass laws banning abortion. Just a few months before, during the same legislative session the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified. This proves what the Fourteenth Amendment really states. If the legislature of Ohio wanted to pass laws banning abortion right after the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified, then they must have known what the Amendment was aiming at when it described that no state shall deprive any person of life. (Stark)

In conclusion, the Court’s decision of Roe v. Wade was unconstitutional because it went  against the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified  to save lives not to abolish them.Before this case, abortion was illegal, except when it was to save the mother.But this incident opened the doors to abortion, making it legal in the United States. Furthermore, abortion is wrong and it is murder, and we should think of all the unborn children today who do not  have a chance to live and to work for their Creator.  “ Before I formed thee in the womb of thy mother, I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and made thee a prophet unto the nations.” Jeremias 1:5  (Stark) (Three)

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