Legislation / Court Cases

Abortion Law in the United States

For more than 30 years — since the U.S. Supreme Court declared unconstitutional state laws prohibiting abortion — abortion opponents have debated, protested and worked to reverse the legal status of abortion.

During this time, the Supreme Court has granted states latitude to enact a variety of laws including parental involvement for minors and uniform counseling before an abortion.

For the entire article, visit:

http://www.family.org/cforum/fosi/bioethics/facts/a0027729.cfm

[January 4, 2005, by Carrie Gordon Earll, CitizenLink, Focus on Social Issues, Quick Facts]