This day in Texas History: Supreme Court Legalizes Abortion
This day in Texas History:
(from the Texas State Historical Association archives)
Supreme Court Legalizes Abortion
January 22, 1973
On this day in 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Roe v. Wade, a Texas case. The court established a right to abortion under the Fourteenth Amendment. The issues involved in the case are still being hotly debated.
The “Roe” in the case, for instance, travels the country speaking in opposition to the court’s decision; while abortion-rights groups do their utmost to shield Roe v. Wade from any revision.