Landmark Supreme Court Cases - Roe v. Wade

Landmark Supreme Court Cases - Roe v. Wade
Landmark Supreme Court Cases - Roe v. Wade
Landmark Supreme Court Cases - Roe v. Wade
Landmark Supreme Court Cases - Roe v. Wade
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This is a 46 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on a Landmark Supreme Court Case - Roe v. Wade. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

Roe v. Wade is a Landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion and decided simultaneously with a companion case, Doe v. Bolton. The Court ruled 7–2 that a right to privacy under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion. But that this right must be balanced against the state's 2 legitimate interests in regulating abortions: Protecting prenatal life and protecting women's health.

In June 1969, Norma McCorvey discovered she was pregnant with her 3rd child. She returned to Dallas, TX, where friends advised her to assert falsely that she had been raped in order to obtain a legal abortion, with the understanding that TX law allowed abortion in cases of rape and incest. This scheme failed because there was no police report documenting the alleged rape. She attempted to obtain an illegal abortion at a clinic, but found the unauthorized site had been closed down by the police.

In 1970, she was referred to attorneys Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington, who filed suit in a U.S. District Court in TX on behalf of McCorvey under the alias Jane Roe. The defendant in the case was Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade who represented the State of TX.

Initially all seven Justices of the Supreme Court tentatively agreed that the law should be struck down, but in the final ruling the Court deemed abortion a fundamental right under the United States Constitution, thereby subjecting all laws attempting to restrict it to the standard of strict scrutiny.

Roe v. Wade reshaped national politics, dividing much of the United States into pro-choice and pro-life camps, while activating grassroots movements on both sides. Support for Roe v Wade has waned over time and more than likely will be reheard in the near future.

Perhaps the most notable opposition to Roe comes from Roe herself; in 1995, Norma L. McCorvey revealed that she became pro-life and is now a vocal opponent of abortion.

The presentation covers the following:

Roe v. Wade
Viability
Meet “Jane Roe”
Lawsuit Filed
District Court Ruling
The Case Goes to the Supreme Court
Court Transition
First Round
Case Reargued
Second Round
Supreme Court Ruling
Right to Privacy
Competing Interests
Fetal Right to Life
Trimester Issue: Viability
Trimester Issue: Legislative
Justiciability: Standing
Justiciability: Mootness
Dissents: White (3)
Dissents: Rehnquist (2)
Life: at Conception
Life: After Viability
Supporting Woman’s Rights
Avoiding the Risk
Opposition Grows
State Reactions (2)
Notable Reactions
Harry Blackmun
Stevens & Ginsburg
Eroding Support (2)
Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act
Rulings Impact (2)
Norma McCorvey (2)
State Trigger Laws
Did the Court Get it Right?
Meet Jane Roe

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Landmark Supreme Court Cases - Roe v. Wade
Landmark Supreme Court Cases - Roe v. Wade
Landmark Supreme Court Cases - Roe v. Wade
Landmark Supreme Court Cases - Roe v. Wade
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