Jane Roe, a fictional name given to protect the plaintiff, filed a lawsuit against the district attorney of Dallas, Henry Wade. Originally, in an earlier hearing the Supreme Court disagreed with Roe on the idea that women had the freedom to decide the fate of the child. The court try to regulate the circumstances of when a woman is given the option to have an abortion based on the trimester the baby is under. If the fetus surpassed the first stage, women’s opinions were not validated until further notice by the state, physician and/or spouse. Roe appealed the case and ultimately won after it was proven it violated the 14th amendment.