The US Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v Wade established a privacy right to choose abortion. In 1992, Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v Casey reaffirmed Roe with the Supreme Court calling reproductive decisions “the most intimate and personal choices a person may make…central to personal dignity.”1Casey allows abortion regulations, but states cannot impose an “undue burden,” where the law’s “purpose or effect” places a substantial obstacle in a woman’s path in accessing an abortion previability.1
Reingold RB, Gostin LO. State Abortion Restrictions and the New Supreme Court: Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Services. JAMA. 2019;322(1):21–22. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.8437
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