Roe v. Wade
Significance, Norma Mccorvey Tests The Law, Constitutional Issues, State Court Favors Plaintiff, Supreme Court Hears The Case
Norma McCorvey, using "Jane Roe" as an alias and representing all pregnant women in a class-action suit
Henry B. Wade, Texas District Attorney
The Texas' abortion laws violated McCorvey's and other women's constitutional rights.
Chief Lawyers for Plaintiff
Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee
Chief Defense Lawyers
Jay Floyd and Robert Flowers
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun (writing for the Court), William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger, William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Potter Stewart
William H. Rehnquist, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
22 January 1973
Overturned all state laws restricting women's access to abortions during the first trimester of pregnancy and let stand second-trimester restrictions only insofar as they were designed to protect the health of pregnant women.
- Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1964).
- Harris v. McRae, 448 U.S. 297 (1980).
- Webster v. Reproductive Health Services, 492 U.S. 490 (1989).
- Rust v. Sullivan, 500 U.S. 173 (1991).
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