Abortion Is Moral Or Not? Essay

1961 Words May 2nd, 2016 8 Pages
In American history, the Supreme Court has passed laws that have assisted the well-being of all different types of people, though what is passed is not always received well by Americans. In January of 1973, the court case known as Roe versus Wade occurred. The decision of the case was pivotal for women and men alike. Though this was the first time that a large case related to abortion acted on by the Supreme Court, abortion was not an unheard of topic. Because of the women’s rights movement in the 1960’s, powerful uprises had previously occurred regarding abortion, including the question of if abortion is moral or not. According to Mark Y. Herring, the author of The Pro-Life/Choice Debate, that abortion during this time received more social recognition and that even though the physicians who performed abortions and looked down upon them still performed them because of wider acceptance of the procedure. While it seemed like Americans were ready for access to legal and safe abortions, there were many people and incidents that tried to stop the movement from happening. This however, did not stop change from happening. One case known as The United States versus Vuitch set the path for the outcome of Roe versus Wade. In The United States versus Vuitch, it was determined that abortions were legal if a woman 's life or health was in danger. This allowed for the decision of Roe versus Wade to be taken seriously. Because Norma McCorvey, who used the alias as Jane Roe for the case,…

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