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A pregnant single woman brought a class action suit challenging the constitutionality of the Texas criminal abortion laws, which proscribed procuring or attempting an abortion except on medical advice for the purpose of saving the mother's life. The Court held that a woman's right to an abortion fell within the right to privacy protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.
Virgil Hawkins, Florida A & M University College of Law, abortion, Florida Law and Practice
Civil Rights and Discrimination | Law and Race | Legal Education | Legal Profession
Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973)