Roe, a Texas resident, sought to terminate her pregnancy by abortion. Texas law prohibited abortions except to save the pregnant woman's life. After granting certiorari, the Court heard arguments twice. The first time, Roe's attorney - Sarah Weddington - could not locate the constitutional hook of her argument for Justice Potter Stewart. Her opponent - Jay Floyd - misfired from the start. Weddington sharpened her constitutional argument in the second round. Her new opponent - Robert Flowers - came under strong questioning from Justices Potter Stewart and Thurgood Marshall.
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