a protester holding a sign that reads protect women's rights

In the article,” Historical Abortion Law timeline:1850 to Today” I learned about how abortion has developed over the years. The first timeline kicked off with the explanation of how men had the rights over what women were able to do with abortion, even though men had minimal knowledge of what abortion and pregnancy were. This article introduced a lot of illnesses, such as thalidomide. In the early 1970s that’s when major changes began to be implemented in the U.S. A good handful of states made it where abortion was legalized when pregnancy was very dangerous for a patient. Along came 1973 that’s when Roe v. Wade became a law, and it stuck around for about 50 years. In more current tense, in 2021, Roe v. Wade was overturned because the “14th Amendment” doesn’t really protect the right to what Roe was arguing. 

I think that the 14th Amendment doesn’t protect to right to abortion but I also disagree with Roe v. Wade being overturned. In Roe v. Wade’s argument, it didn’t just state that that Amendment was the only reason that abortion should be legalized, so I don’t understand why it was overturned from just that. 

This article helped me answer my research questions because it gave me lots of background on other historical evidence that I can back up.

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