Writings by Alexa Wright
We Need to Think Deeper About Who Will Be Affected If Roe v Wade Is OverturnedAlexa Wright #analysis #opinion
The draft opinion threatening to overturn Roe vs Wade is not simply an attack on women. Before tackling this nuanced subject it is important to understand the precedent set by the 1973 decision. Norma McCorvey, known under the pseudonym Jane Roe, was five months pregnant in 1970 when she desired an abortion. Henry Wade, the Dallas County district attorney at the time, served as the defendant in this case hence the name “Roe vs Wade.