Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Significance, Supreme Court Upholds The Right To Abortion, Further Readings
Richard Thornburgh, U.S. Attorney General
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
That new regulations imposed by Pennsylvania on abortion do not unconstitutionally restrict a woman's right to have an abortion.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Andrew S. Gordon
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun (writing for the Court), William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., John Paul Stevens
Warren E. Burger, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
11 June 1986
The Supreme Court struck down the regulations.
- Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973).
- Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health, 462 U.S. 416 (1983).
- Webster v. Reproductive Health Services, 492 U.S. 490 (1989).
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