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In response to the overturn of Roe V. Wade, F.A.C.C.T decided to devote a section of the website to Roe V. Wade information, resources, and action plans.

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Roe v. Wade: Text

June 24th, 2022

What Happened

On June 24th, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.  This means that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion.   Going forward, Abortion rights will be determined be states.  11 states now ban or severely limit abortion. 11 others have laws — not yet in effect — to do the same.  My sources are CNN and NPR.

Roe v. Wade: About

Constitution

Merriam Webster: The Constitution is the basic principles and laws of a nation, state, or social group that determine the powers and duties of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people in it

Fourth Amendment: Protects the right of privacy against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. 

Right to Privacy

UNESCO: the Supreme Court applied the core constitutional principle of privacy and liberty to a woman’s ability to terminate a pregnancy.


Right to Privacy Definition:


1. The right not to have one's personal matters disclosed or publicized; the right to be left alone.


2. The right against undue government intrusion into fundamental personal issues and decisions.

Roe v. Wade

Cornell Law School: Roe v. Wade is the Supreme Court case that held that the Constitution protected a woman’s right to an abortion prior to the viability of the fetus. 

Supreme Court

Supreme Court: Highest tribunal in the Nation for all cases and controversies arising under the Constitution or the laws of the United States. Charged with ensuring the American people the promise of equal justice under law and, thereby, also functions as guardian and interpreter of the Constitution.  

The vote was 5-4 in favor to overturn Roe.    

Roe v. Wade: List
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