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Roe v. Wade
United States Supreme Court
410 U.S. 113 (1973)
Article 1196 of the Texas Penal Code restricts legal abortions to those “procured or attempted by medical advice for the purpose of saving the life of the mother.” Roe (plaintiff), a pregnant single woman, brought suit against Wade (defendant), a Texas state official, on the grounds that the statute was an unconstitutional restriction on her right to obtain an abortion. The federal district court considering the case issued declaratory, though not injunctive, relief stating that the Texas statute was void for its overbreadth, vagueness, and infringement on Roe’s Ninth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. Roe appealed the denial of injunctive relief to the United States Supreme Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Blackmun, J.)
Concurrence (Burger, C.J.)
Concurrence (Stewart, J.)
Concurrence (Douglas, J.)
Dissent (White, J.)
Dissent (Rehnquist, J.)
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