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Roe Decided -- January 1973
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Major Points in Roe History revealed wide variation Right to Privacy Established in Previous Cases Health of Mother is Compelling State Interest Life of Unborn is Compelling State Interest Both Interests Justifying State Intervention varied as Pregnancy Developed Unborn not a person under the Constitution Point of Viability is significant Trimester Division of Rights
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Pro-Life Movement Gains Strength Roe Was a Wake-up Call Silent Scream -- To Build Empathy Sidewalk Counseling Organized Protests Clinic Blockades
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The Case for a Higher Law One may well ask: "How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?" The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that "an unjust law is no law at all. Martin Luther King Jr. Letter from the Birmingham Jail
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2010 for the course SOC Sociology taught by Professor Sheldonekland-olson during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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