Poelker v. Doe (Great American Court Cases)
Legal Citation: 432 U.S. 519 (1977)
John H. Poelker, et al.
Jane Doe, et al.
That the city of St. Louis, in electing as a policy choice to provide publicly financed hospital services for childbirth but not for nontherapeutic abortions, did not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioners
Eugene P. Freeman
Chief Lawyer for Respondents
Justices for the Court
Warren E. Burger, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall
Date of Decision
20 June 1977
Upheld that the city of St. Louis did not violate Fourteenth Amendment equal protection, thereby reversing the judgement of the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
The ruling specified that a hospital was allowed to refuse the performance of...
(The entire section is 1408 words.)
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