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Roe v. Wade Timeline

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Timeline small square Seeking A Legal Abortion Seeking a legal abortion, Jane Roe, 21, files suit in against defendant Henry Wade in Texas' Dallas Country District Court. The Texas court rules in Roe's favor.
Timeline small square An Appeal An appeal of the decision of the district court sends the case into its first round of U.S. Supreme Court arguments.
Timeline small square Case Reguarded Case reguarded due to the late addition of Justice Powell and Justice Rehnquist to the court.
Timeline small square Final Decision Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 finally decided in the Supreme Court by a 7 to 2 majority. The court held that under the Fourteenth Amenment most U.S. abortion laws are unconstitutional. Specifically, the court held that until the fetus is "viable" (or able to live outside the mother's womb, a development usually occuring at from 24 to 28 weeks) a woman can have an abortion for any reason she sees fit.