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Roe vs WadeRoe vs Wade was a court case based on abortion and a womans right to choose At the time of this court case the present law in Texas stated that it was illegal to get an abortion unless the mothers life was in dangerThe main character in this movie was named Ellen Ellen was a single woman who was pregnant the father was out of the picture Ellen had already given birth to one child named Cheryl a few years before Her mother adopted this first child and moved to new Mexico Ellen did not have a steady job or the money to raise a baby Ellen also knew that she would not have the strength to give up another child for adoption so her choice was abortion The first doctor Ellen went to refused to give her an abortion do to the law even though she lied and said she was raped Ellen did not have the guts to receive an abortion illegally because the place was like a butcher shop Her last option was changing the law She sleeked the help of two lawyers who were forming a case against the Texas law their names where Linda and SarahWhen this case was presented in the Texas courts Ellen used a fake name which was Jane roe Linda and Sarah argued the Texas law was unconstitutional They went up against Jay Floyd who was the attorney general of the state of Texas Wade a city in Texas The hearing took place in Dallas Texas on May 23rd The court ruling in this first trial was that abortion was legal but a doctor who preformed and abortion could be prosecuted and go to jail In May of 1971 The supreme court agreed to hear the Roe vs Wade case At this point Linda had dropped the case because she was afraid it threatened her job being she was the only woman worker in
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