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Abortion and the Law: Legal Issues

Links to resources on the history of abortion, especially the legal issues and the history of the development of abortion law.
  1. Abortion History

Abortion - History of Abortion in the United States
A brief outline of the way the abortion controversy has evolved in the United States.

Roe v. Wade - Overview of US Supreme Court Decision on Abortion
An overview of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision of January 22, 1973, which has shaped debate about abortion in America ever since.

Roe v. Wade - Text of the Supreme Court Decision
The actual text of the Supreme Court decision of January 22, 1973, including concurring and dissenting opinions.

Planned Parenthood
A profile of the organization Planned Parenthood, a major provider of women's reproductive health services in America.

Abortion: Reform vs. Repeal
Abortion reform vs. repeal of abortion laws became an important concept in the struggle for reproductive freedom.

Planned Parenthood
A profile of the organization Planned Parenthood, a major provider of women's reproductive health services in America.

Abortion Case Law
An index to primary material on court cases related to abortion law.

High Court Rules Abortion Legal the First 3 Months
With a major front page headline -- with the news of Lyndon Johnson's death taking a bit of the center stage away from the article -- the New York Times announced the Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, 1973.

Roe v. Wade 1973
A summary of the Roe v. Wade trial and decision, designed to be readable by non-lawyers and to help understand the trial which had such impact on women's history.

State Abortion Laws
A run-down of state laws establishing limits on abortions.

When Is An Abortion Not An Abortion?
Seth Mydans, in a 1970 article for the Atlantic Monthly, muses on the implications of calling the death of a fetus "murder."

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