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Massachusetts v. Bangs - Significance, Impact, Further Readings

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The State of Massachusetts


Isaiah Bangs

Crimes Charged

Causing an abortion, committing assault and battery on Lucy Holman and administering a harmful drug to her.

Chief Prosecutor

Solicitor General

Chief Defense Lawyer


Justices for the Court

Chief Justice Theophilus Parsons, Isaac Parker, Samuel Sewall

Justices Dissenting



Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Decision

October term, 1812


Bangs was found not guilty.

Related Cases

  • Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973).
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