The state of Texas abortion law made it a felony to abort a fetus
The only way to legally abort the baby is for the sole purpose of saving the mothers life
Roe said that it violated the 14 th amendment which gave her equal protection of the laws
This guaranteed her of personal liberty, and a mother’s right to privacy which was given in the 1 st , 4 th ,9 th , and 14 th amendments.
The state argued that in other cases that right was not absolute
It is a policy matter which is best left to the legislator to decide
Jane Roe was an unmarried pregnant women from Texas in 1970. She wanted to have an abortion but the laws in Texas made that impossible. She then filed suit against Wade who was the district attorney of Dallas County to challenge the statue in which outlawed abortion.
A three-judge federal district court ruled the Texas abortion law was unconstitutional UNCONSTITUTIONAL
DRED SCOTT SANFORD V S.
Was a slave who clamed he was free since he was living in Missouri which was above the 36’30 line
According to the Missouri compromise Missouri was a free state
He could not sue him because he was not a U.S. citizen which was what he clamed
All people of African Descent that were brought to America as slaves were not citizens
Dred Scott who was a slave sued John Sanford in the federal court claiming that he was free and Sanford did not have the right to own him being that he was previously a free man. After the Ruling Dred Scott appealed the case and decided to take it to the Supreme court. Where the supreme court ruled that it was unconstitutional making slavery not permitted in all territories.
UNCONSTITUTIONAL This Trial led to the creation of the 14 th , 15 th , and 16 th amendments Slavery is no longer permitted in all territories