Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Roe v. Wade; A Statistical Analysis

Roe vs. Wade was a landmark controversial decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. The Court came to a 7-to-2 majority vote in favor of Roe, thus setting the precedent for all subsequent abortion cases, deeming it a fundamental right in the U.S. Constitution.

Lou Roe was a standout basketball player (second team All-American) at Umass in the early 90's and was drafted with the first pick (in the second round) of the 1995 draft by the Detroit Pistons. He lasted just two seasons in the league and never came close to achieving his perceived potential. Dwyane Wade was drafted fifth overall by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA draft and has since won Olympic gold, a Finals MVP, NBA championship and was the driving force behind luring LeBron and Chris Bosh to join his team last summer. Neither one of these two players have anything to do with the 1973 Supreme Court case or abortion in any way. Regardless, here is the tale of the tape.


This data does little to illustrate something that we didn't already know. Dwyane's career is by far superior to that of Lou Roe. But this does even up the overall score at 1-1 in the cases of Roe vs. Wade.

Looking forward to a game 3 winner takes all!

-fresh

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  1. The Court came to a 7-to-2 majority vote in favor of Roe, thus setting the precedent for all subsequent abortion cases, deeming it a fundamental right in the U.S. Constitution. feng shui singapore

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