Doe v. Bolton
Significance, Health Includes Physical, Emotional, And Psychological Well-being, The Issue Should Be Left To The People
Arthur K. Bolton, Attorney General of Georgia
That a Georgia abortion law was unconstitutional because it invaded the rights of privacy and liberty, denied equal protection and procedural due process, and was vague.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Margie Pitts Hames
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Dorothy T. Beasley
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
Modified and affirmed the district court's ruling and decided that the three procedural conditions of the law violated the Fourteenth Amendment and that the residence requirement violated the Privileges and Immunities Clause of the Constitution.
- United States v. Vuitch, 402 U.S. 62 (1971).
- Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973).
- Webster v. Reproductive Health Services, 492 U.S. 490 (1989).
- Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992).
- Abortion Law Homepage. http://member.aol.com/abtrng/
- Hall, Kermit L., ed. The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States. New York: Oxford Press, 1992.
- Levy, Leonard W., ed. Encyclopedia of the American Constitution. Vol. 4. New York: Macmillan, 1986.
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