Holding Firm on Abortion

The Supreme Court solidly supports a woman's right to choose

These cases come to us a decade after we held in Roe vs. Wade that the right of privacy, grounded in the concept of personal liberty guaranteed by the Constitution, encompasses a woman's right to decide whether to terminate her pregnancy. Legislative responses to the court's decision have required us on several occasions, and again today, to define the limits of a state's authority to regulate the performance of abortions. And arguments continue to be made, in these cases as well, that we...

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