Here are some of the flaws of the arguments made by Sarah Weddington in Roe v. Wade:
- Most unwanted pregnancies are not the result of rape and were preventable through complete abstinence from sexual activity.
- Every unwanted pregnancy that is not the result of rape could have been avoided by complete abstinence from sexual activity.
- Jane Roe was portrayed as a victim of gang rape in the Roe v. Wade case, but Jane Roe was never gang raped. Norma McCorvey, who was Jane Roe in the Roe v. Wade case, will later admit this after she became pro-life and regretted what she did in the Roe v. Wade case.
- Even though it is perfectly understandable that a rape victim who becomes pregnant as a result of rape should not have to suffer being pregnant as a result of rape, there are good reasons why the abortion of rape conceived children should not be legal, including but not limited to protecting the right to life of the resulting unborn child, preventing the cover-up of rape, deterring the commission of future acts of rape, and preventing babies who were not rape-conceived from being illegally aborted.
- In the case with the woman with the neurochemical condition, she and her husband could have avoided pregnancy by completely abstaining from sexual activity.
- Legal abortion procedures at American abortion clinics are often more dangerous than childbirth. Many post-abortive women have suffered serious complications from their abortions, and there have even been cases of women dying of abortions. Some abortion patients even have had to be rushed to the hospital as a result of complications from an abortion.
- Even though there are cases where pregnant women are unable to work during a pregnancy because of the complications of a pregnancy, most pregnant women are still able to work and be productive members of society during the pregnancy.
- Some of the issues involving pregnant teenage girls and pregnant women that were brought up during the Roe v. Wade case, such as the inability to complete an education, receive welfare, or receive unemployment assistance, can be addressed by means other than the legalization of abortion.
- The situation is not as dire today for some of the pregnant teenage girls and pregnant young women who are in crisis pregnancies as it was at the time that the Roe v. Wade case was decided.
- Today, many pregnant teenage girls and pregnant young women who are in crisis pregnancies are able to complete their educations. At least some of these pregnant teens and pregnant women are able to obtain welfare and unemployment assistance.
- If pregnant teenage girls and pregnant women who are in crisis pregnancies are given the support that is needed to carry their pregnancies to term, then most of these teenage girls and women who are in crisis pregnancies would choose to have their babies instead of having an abortion.
- Women in crisis pregnancies who do not want to take care of their child after birth can give up their baby for adoption instead of choosing to undergo an abortion. Norma McCorvey, who is Jane Roe in the Roe v. Wade case, did end up giving up her baby for adoption.
- Even though it was claimed that an unborn child was not a person and that an unborn child did not have a constitutionally protected right to life in Roe v. Wade, an unborn child is a human being, was so from the moment of contraception, and does have a right to life that should have been legally protected.
- Our founding fathers clearly believed that the right to life should extend to unborn children, and this intent of our founding fathers was ignored in the Roe v. Wade case.
- The Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton cases ignore the fact that a failed attempt to abort an unborn child can cause birth defects in children who survive a failed abortion.
- There are compelling governmental interests that should allow states to be able to regulate and prohibit abortion procedures, including but not limited to the right of life of an unborn child, the humanity of an unborn child, the willingness of some abortionists to commit infanticide, the possible danger to the life or health of a pregnant woman undergoing an abortion, and the risk of birth defects in children who survive a failed abortion.