Roe v Wade Anniversary and Facts

Roe v Wade Anniversary and Facts

Today, January 22nd 2010, is the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, which is the monumental Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. It was on this day, January 22nd, back in 1973 that Roe vs. Wade was passed.

While pro-choice people don’t generally acknowledge the anniversary day, anti-abortion groups tend to be the total opposite. According to gather.com, they tend to acknowledge the day with a remembrance of some sort, or candlelight vigil.

The Roe vs. Wade legislation, which has been in effect in the US for 37 years now, means that a woman, with her doctor, can choose to have an abortion for any reason in the earlier months of pregnancy without any restrictions.

According to womenshistory.about.com, Jane Roe was in fact an alias used by a woman called Norma McCorvey, on whose behalf the suit was originally filed. And Henry Wade was the district attorney of Dallas County, and the defendant.

You can read more about this here and at supreme.justia.com.

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