Pro Choice? Pro Life? by victoria. Posted on September 6, 2010 The Supreme Court case of Roe vs. Wade legalized abortion. The Court ruled that a woman has the right to an abortion without interference from the government in the first trimester of pregnancy, citing that it is part of her “right to privacy.” However, the ruling went onto grant states the right to intervene in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. This entry was posted in KM24, September 7 Assignment and tagged Abortion, Roe Vs. Wade., Supreme Court, women's rights. Bookmark the permalink.