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Massachusetts v. Bangs

Significance, Impact, Further Readings

Prosecution

The State of Massachusetts

Defendant

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

Fay

Justices for the Court

Chief Justice Theophilus Parsons, Isaac Parker, Samuel Sewall

Justices Dissenting

None

Place

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Decision

October term, 1812

Decision

Bangs was found not guilty.

Related Cases

  • Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973).

Additional topics

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