On June 15, 1983, the United States Supreme Court once again addressed the abortion issue, handing down its decisions in City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health, Inc., Planned Parenthood Ass'n v. Ashcroft, and Simopoulos v. Virginia. The 1983 Abortion Decisions were an unequivocal reaffirmation of Roe v. Wade and the principle that a woman has a fundamental right to an abortion. On a higher level of analysis, these decisions are significant because they clarify how the Roe doctrine applies to procedural restrictions on abortion.
The 1983 Abortion Decisions: Clarification of the Permissible Limits of Abortion Regulation,
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