Here are instructions and links to articles we’re allowed to use. (CAN ONLY USE SOURCES GIVEN HERE). Don’t forget to cite sources at the end. Paper is in
MLA format. Name: David Ojiako Class: Govt 2306. Date : whatever day you finish.
The Supreme Court is progressing toward overturning Roe v. Wade. The Texas heartbeat anti-abortion bill (Senate Bill 8; “S.B. 8”) will probably be deemed
unconstitutional; however, it will be because of a technical reason, but this Court clearly wants to overturn Roe v. Wade. Several of the members were
appointed by President Donald Trump during his four year administration with this specific goal in mind.
Your task in this paper is to discover and articulate how we got here. It isn’t a discussion about the morality of abortion. It is a constitutional fact. Please do
not include your personal opinion in any aspect of this assignment. It isn’t about our opinions, it is about constitutional law and the Supreme Court’s opinion.
(And be sure to note that in this context “opinion” refers to the decision of the Supreme Court in a case, and that decision becomes the law of the land.)
Women have the right to control their reproductive futures. Abortion exists. That will not change even if it is criminalized. One in three American women have
had an abortion. The morality of the issue is beyond the scope of the paper or even the course. We are here to understand the law, the politics, the
government response on state and federal levels.
Answers the following questions and support your answers with citations. Your paper should be a minimum of 1.200 words. You do not need a cover sheet
or a bibliography or works cited page. You do not need a title sheet. Type your paper as a Microsoft Word essay and copy it and place it in the submission
box in Canvas.
If you can’t access these articles because of a paywall, first consider getting a student subscriiption to these newspapers. This is what educated people do—
they read newspapers of national interest. You can also access the articles through the HCCS library system. Please check with the library how to use their
access for these articles. The HCC Library Web Site has a chat room you can use to get help from the librarian in accessing their extensive list of newspapers
and other resources you can use to find the articles.) You can also use Google to get passed the paywall.
https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcriipts/2021/21-463_6kgm.pdf Oral Argument before the United States Supreme Court
https://legiscan.com/TX/text/SB8/id/2395961 Text of SB 8. (It is called this because it originated in the Texas Senate.).
https://www.nytimes.com/article/abortion-law-texas.html What the Texas SB law actually says.
https://www.ushistory.org/us/57b.asp The Fight for Reproductive Rights.
https://www.oyez.org/cases/1971/70-18 Roe v. Wade, 1972.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/04/opinion/texas-abortion-law.html How is it anyone’s business if a woman chooses to exercise her constitutional
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/us/politics/texas-abortion-law-facts.html Creating bounty hunters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/03/opinion/roe-v-wade-texas-abortion-sb8.html The playbook for overturning Roe v. Wade.
Students should only use these articles in their paper. No other articles should be used because frankly it should be obvious that your paper is your work and
not purchased through some paper writing service.
Read the above articles and use them to answer specific questions you’ll find below in these instructions. You will be graded on that aspect of this
assignment which is 25% of your total grade for this course. You should cite these articles in your paper using the MLA method of citation.
• What does the 1971 Supreme Court decision guarantee? (Read the opinion. What does it say? What are the three most important aspects of the
relationship between the government and women’s rights?)
• What are the political implications of women controlling their own bodies? Why are there no laws controlling men’s reproductive rights? What are the
political implications of women losing the ability to control their own bodies?
• What are the political implications of an end to legal abortions? Is prescriiption birth control availability endangered?
• What happens when states ignore Supreme Court decisions? What is nullification? What is the history of this concept? What is the future of women’s