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Challenges to Roe v Wade - womens right to privacy We want abortion so we will no longer have to have abortions Second-Wave Womens Movement Italy Thirty years have passed since the Supreme Court of United States stated its opinion in the Roe v Wade case which later became known as the landmark case that legalized abortion in the US The Court held that a womans right to an abortion falls within the right to privacy protected by the 14th Amendment Amendment XIV and this right is broad enough to encompass a womans decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy Roe v Wade 1973 However irrational as it may seem the following years have brought new challenges towards womens constitutional right to privacy introducing restrictions which would likely lead to complete ban to abortion The most recent - and the most threatening for abortion advocates - is the so-called Partial-Birth Abortion Ban signed into law by US George W Bush on November 5 2003 By doing so he put Roe v Wade indeed in danger of reversal which as a matter of fact is now just a step away With a brief discussion of the most important legal cases challenging womens right to abortion through their right to privacy both in the explicit or implicit way that preceded or followed the Roe v Wade case I would like to show how womans right to privacy was reflected in court cases and the challenges the partial-abortion ban imposes on the womens constitutional right to privacy According to the Center for Reproductive Rights reproductive rights the foundation for womens self-determination over their bodies and sexual lives are critical to womens equality Laws and policies that protect and advance these rights are essential and there is no legal decision more fundamental to protecting a womans reproductive freedom that Roe v Wade the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion in the US The
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