Roe Brief - Welch 1 1 Case Name Roe v Wade(410 U.S 113 2...

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Welch 1 1. Case Name. Roe v. Wade (410 U.S. 113) 2. Year Case Decided by Supreme Court. 1973 3. Facts that Triggered the Dispute. A single woman, Jane Roe, pregnant by unnamed father, sought to end her pregnancy by means of an abortion in the state of Texas. Texas law prohibited abortions except in a situation where the pregnant woman’s life was at risk. Ms. Roe sought legal actions in the form of a class action suit against the constitutionality of the laws governing abortion in the state of Texas. She claimed the laws infringed upon her Fourteenth Amendment right of privacy. 4. Statute. The statutes in question come from articles 1191, 1192, 1193, 1194, and 1196 of Texas State Penal Code. The first four articles make it illegal to seek, attempt, and/or follow through with an abortion in the state of Texas. The last article, 1196, states that the laws are only to be voided in the case that “an abortion procured or attempted by medical advice for the purpose of saving the life of the mother.” (410 U.S. 113) This law begs the interpretation that an abortion is saving the life of the mother when she is emotionally unstable and unprepared for the hardships of carrying an undesired embryo for nine months inside her womb. 5. Provision of the Constitution: Roe alleges that the Texas State Penal Code is in direct,
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