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Women’S Rights


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Women’S Rights

  1. 1. Women’s Rights<br />Brandon<br />Chris<br />Nurthin<br />Taylor<br />Stephen<br />
  2. 2. Questions<br />What are the arguments in the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize abortion? <br />What should be the extent of government involvement in regards to abortion? <br />Discuss the concepts and the cases involved in the abortion/right-to-life issue. <br />
  3. 3. “Don’t hate…”<br />Laws treated women unfairly<br />1970 Court had to reconsider the Constitution<br />Chose between two standards<br />Reasonableness<br />Must consider a reason for mistreatment of minority<br />Strict scrutiny<br />Saf<br />Adopted both standards<br />
  4. 4. “…discriminate”<br />Civil Rights Act of 1964<br />Banned sex discrimination in firing, hiring, compensation of employees.<br />Civil Rights Act of 1972<br />Banned sex discrimination in local education programs<br />States couldn’t set differences at which men and women legally become adults<br />Cannot fire for pregnancy reasons<br />Must pay monthly retirement equal to men, even if they live longer<br />
  5. 5. Rostker v. Goldberg<br />1981<br />Women to be barred from combat rolls<br />Men required to register for draft not woman<br />Women capable of defense opened air and sea combat positions<br />Woman refrained from ground combat rolls<br />
  6. 6. “Hey kiddo… wants some candy?”<br />Two forms of sexual harassments<br />Requesting sexual favors in condition of promoting<br />Ex. I have with you, you give me candy<br />Strictly liable<br />Working in a sexually offending environment<br />Ex. Having posters of Miley Cyrus in a bikini on every wall<br />Liable unless careless<br />
  7. 7. &quot;to be, or not to be&quot;<br />Until 1973, it was States rights whether the mother was in power of having the baby or not<br />New York was for abortion during first twenty-four weeks<br />Texas was against, unless life threatening to mother<br />South Dakota simply said…<br />
  8. 8. Roe v. Wade<br />Case of Roe v. Wade (1973)<br />Carried out with a seven-to-two vote<br />Struck down Texas and other similar state laws<br />Abort before conception<br />First trimester – OK<br />Second trimester – REGULATED<br />Final trimester - BAN<br />
  9. 9. “That’s wickidy, wickidy wack”<br />Fourteenth Amendment – Equal Protection<br />“It is a constitutional liberty of the woman to have some freedom to terminate her pregnancy… No state may prohibit a woman from terminating her pregnancy” before the fetus becomes “viable”<br />
  10. 10. “Even more wickidywack”<br />Argued the decision of when human life began<br />Conception<br />Moment of birth<br />Somewhere in between<br />Court decided conception<br />Entitled to the 14th amendment<br />
  11. 11. “You’re such a meany!”<br />Supporters of the Court’s decision saw differently<br />Decided no one can decide when human life began<br />Woman is entitled to choose to have the baby or not<br />People began to use slogans<br />“Right to life”<br />“Pro-life”<br />“Right to choose”<br />
  12. 12. “Don’t trip, we got this”<br />Extent of government should be limited to the State at most<br />Reason<br />People should have the right of choice<br />Courts shouldn’t decide when life begins<br />Prohibiting based on religion is “wickidy, wickidy, wack”<br />
  13. 13. The END <br />