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In the year 1970 it was illegal in many states in the US for women to get an abortion which a woman named Norma McCorvey sought to change She was a Texas resident who was determined to end her pregnancy through abortion and strongly believed that the Texas law which criminalized abortion went against womens Fourteenth Amendment right to choose whether to continue a pregnancy Mrs McCorvey preferred to protect her identity so she used the name Jane Roe The Roe vs Wade case remains today one of the most debatable decisions in the history of the Supreme Court The case arose in 1970 when Janes attorney Sarah Weddington filed the lawsuit The defendants name was Henry Wade a Dallas County District Attorney On December 13 1971 both Jane Roe and Henry Wade appealed to the Supreme Court Arguments from Weddington and Texas Assistant Attorney General Jay Floyd were proposed to the Court Chief Justice Warren Burger was uninfluenced by this first oral argument and arranged for the case to be reargued On October 11 1972 the reargument took place Again representing Jane Roe was Sarah Weddington while Texas Assistant Attorney General Robert Flowers represented Henry WadeThe majority opinion included Harry Blackbum who claimed that Maternity and additional offspring may bring about a distressful life and future and that mental and physical health is effected by childcare The Court declared We therefore conclude that the right of personal privacy includes the abortion decision The dissenting opinion included Byron White and William Rehnquist who both believed that the right to privacy was irrelevant to the case and that nothing in the Constitution supported the Courts judgement Justice White stated Legislatures of the 50 States are constitutionally disentitled to weigh the relative importance of the continued existence and development of the fetus on the one hand against a spectrum of possible impacts on the mother on the other hand The Court announced its opinion on January 22
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