Real World Graduation, Question 56: Roe v. Wade

RealWorldGraduation_Question_56_Roe_v_Wade  <– PDF

The Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide in 1973 in a ruling called the Roe v. Wade decision. Since then, many people who are opposed to abortion have been trying to get either a) the Supreme Court to reverse itself and overturn Roe v. Wade, or b) have the U. S. Congress pass legislation to negate the ruling.  If the Supreme Court or Congress simply overturned or negated the Roe v. Wade decision, i.e., as though the decision had never been handed down, what would be the net effect?

a) It would be illegal for anyone to be in favor of abortion rights

b) Women could be prosecuted under existing federal law for having an abortion

c) Doctors who performed abortions could be tried for murder under existing federal law

d) Women would be required to report pregnancy to the federal government so they could be monitored until giving birth

e) Both b) and c).

(The answer is on p. 2 of the PDF.)


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