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Roe v. Wade

Ruling by

Harry Blackmun

Lower Court

ND Texas

Lower Court Judge

Per Curiam

dissenting Judge(s)

Byron White
William Rehnquist
States cannot prevent a woman from terminating a pregnancy pre-viability, but the State's interest in the potential life becomes compelling after viability such that they may regulate abortion.



Cite as

2022 DJDAR


Jun. 24, 2022

Filing Date

Jan. 22, 1973

Opinion Type


Disposition Type

Affirmed (in part)

Oral Argument

Dec. 13, 1971

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