Do you really know Roe? On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, affirmed your right to a safe and legal abortion. 40 years later, that right is under attack from politicians who want to undo the progress we’ve made. Don’t let them!
Sandra Cano is the "Mary Doe" of the 1973 Supreme Court case Doe v. Bolton--the companion case to Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. What is not well-known is that Sandra never had, wanted or believed in abortion.
Norma McCorvey, the once-anonymous plaintiff in the “Roe vs. Wade” case that led to the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion, has died. She was 69. McCorvey, who later joined the anti-abortion movement, died Saturday in Katy, Texas, the Associated Press reported. As the plaintiff in Roe vs. Wade, McCorvey represented thousands of women who had searched “for a safe termination of an unwanted pregnancy at a time when virtually all abortions were illegal,” said David Garrow, the…
Second Wave Feminism Quiz: Roe v. Wade (1973) ruled unconstitutional a state law that banned abortions except to save the life of the mother. Which US state, prohibiting most abortions, was at the heart of the lawsuit?
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses the Roe vs. Wade case on it's 40th anniversary at The University of Chicago Law School in Chicago, Saturday, May 11, 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973. It established a nationwide right to abortion. Ginsburg, the second woman to serve as Supreme Court justice, was appointed to the high court by former President Bill Clinton in 1993. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)