Abortion: Judicial and Legislative Control

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In 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Constitution protects a
woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy, Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, and that a State may not unduly burden the exercise of that fundamental right by regulations that prohibit or substantially limit access to the means of effectuating that decision, Doe v. Bolton, 410 U.S. 179. But rather than settling the issue, the Court's rulings have kindled heated debate and precipitated a variety of governmental actions at the national, State and local levels designed either to nullify the rulings or hinder their
effectuation. This brief discusses this ongoing issue, including related legislation and judicial history.

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Creation Date: October 13, 1981
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Place of Publication: Washington D.C., USA
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  • Creation: October 13, 1981
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In 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Constitution protects a
woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy, Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, and that a State may not unduly burden the exercise of that fundamental right by regulations that prohibit or substantially limit access to the means of effectuating that decision, Doe v. Bolton, 410 U.S. 179. But rather than settling the issue, the Court's rulings have kindled heated debate and precipitated a variety of governmental actions at the national, State and local levels designed either to nullify the rulings or hinder their
effectuation. This brief discusses this ongoing issue, including related legislation and judicial history.

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22 pages.

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