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The first part of this paper studies the state-based laws that restricted abortion from the 1960s to the 1970s. The second part then examines how the womens movement and reproductive rights supporters successfully challenged these state-based laws with the passing of Roe vs. Wade. It also studies how reproductive rights groups have successfully used "Roe vs. Wade" and Constitutional Law to protect abortion and reproductive rights. The third part of the paper focuses on the anti-abortion groups. Particular attention is given to their shift from noisy shaming campaigns and protests to legal arguments regarding fetal rights. It evaluates how the anti-abortion crusade has framed their campaign on the personhood and the rights of the fetus. In the conclusion, this paper assesses the future of reproductive rights, in the face of the many legal challenges being mounted by anti-abortion groups.
From the Paper:"In 1973, through the landmark case of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court made first trimester abortions legal in the United States. The decision struck down a host of state anti-abortion statutes and was hailed as a landmark of women's reproductive rights. It also gave birth to a vocal umbrella movement of anti-abortion groups that continue to challenge Roe vs. Wade both on moral and legal grounds. Almost three decades later, the issue of abortion remains the greatest moral flashpoint facing America today. More than any other moral issue, the question of abortion has divided communities, determined the outcome of many elections and incited quiet citizens to become activists."
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Abortion Policies (2003, June 30) Retrieved November 27, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/abortion-policies-28583/
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