Essay on Abortion And The Abortion Control Act Of 1982

1443 Words Apr 25th, 2016 6 Pages
The topic of abortions has been an on-going controversy since the famous court case Roe v. Wade. Before this court case only three states in the U.S provided access to abortions. People involved in the court in the Roe v Wade case were a poor pregnant woman, two young inexperienced lawyers, and a supreme court justice with a background in medical law (Purdy). In 1973, Supreme court with a decision 7-2 verdict, using the concept of privacy and the statue of due process, the supreme court determined that ending a pregnancy within 3 months was a constitutionally protected right (Purdy). The statue of due process is protected by the 14th amendment.
Another court case that challenged the right to have an abortion is Casey v. Planned Parenthood. The case involved a state law, the Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act of 1982, requiring that a woman seeking an abortion give written consent prior to the procedure (Woodbridge). The Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act of 1982 required that women must be given certain information 24 hours before the procedure would happen. Minors were required to have consent by their parents in order to receive the procedure. Roe v. Wade was brought up multiple times during this court case because it involves the 14th amendment of due process. State 's interests are not strong enough to support a prohibition of abortion or the imposition of a substantial obstacle to the woman 's effective right to elect the procedure (Woodbridge). This meaning that States…

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