Unformatted text preview: inconsistencies regarding the state of Texas’ position: o In the case of abortion, doctors in Texas were sentenced to 5 years in prison if caught administering an abortion. However, first-degree murder in Texas was punishable by life or the death sentence. o Even more peculiar, the woman is not prosecuted at all, only the doctor. But the woman, unless she was kidnapped and given an abortion, would be considered o Other interesting facts: the state of Texas allowed the sale of inter-uterine devices and other contraceptives. The inter-uterine devices did not stop conception but the continuing of conception. o More interesting: the state of Texas did allow abortion in cases of rape. It was bad enough that she was raped now she has to bear the child....
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- Spring '11
- Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court of the United States, Jane Roe