Planned Parenthood of Southern Pennsylvania was made up of five abortion clinics and served as the plaintiff for the case. Parties
Serving as the defendant of the case was Robert Casey, then the governor of Pennsylvania. Parties Robert Casey
The state of Pennsylvania passed an Abortion Control Act in the year 1982. Required all women to give informed consent prior to an abortion Imposed a twenty-four hour waiting period before receiving an abortion Minors must have parental consent Wives must have consent of their husband Original Story
The constitutionality of the act was taken to the United States District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania. Kathryn Kolbert represented Planned Parenthood. The district court declared the Abortion Control Act to be unconstitutional. What’s next?
The State Court of Appeals claimed all provisions of the Abortion Control Act to be, in fact, constitutional. It is after this ruling that Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit against the Court of Appeals. They claimed that the act violated the ruling of Roe v. Wade. State Court of Appeals
The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case and their ruling included: Roe v. Wade was affirmed Pennsylvania law was constitutional A twenty-four hour waiting period was constitutional The final vote in the Supreme Court was 5-4 in favor of Planned Parenthood. Revisiting Abortion
Women have the right to an abortion before the fetus is viable. States do not have the right to prohibit abortions prior to the fetus’s viability. States can pass laws regulating abortions but cannot place an obstacles in the way of a woman seeking an abortion. Why does it madder?
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