The lack of income and already having a child was her deciding factor. To some it is a taboo to others it is a right that only a woman can decide for herself.
New York made all abortions illegal no matter what part of pregnancy the women were in.
New York made it a misdemeanor to terminate a pregnancy in the first stages; in the latter stages it would be considered manslaughter.
The court deemed that a woman’s rights in the first trimester to have an abortion could not be infringed upon.
In the second trimester greater restrictions were put into place.