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Roe v. Wade 1973

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in one of the most famous -- and controversial -- cases in its history: Roe v. Wade. A 7-2 majority famously held that the Fourteenth Amendment protects a woman's "right to privacy," and that this right encompasses the right to choose to terminate an unwanted or medically dangerous...

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