Roe v. Wade

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What happened in the Supreme Court case Roe vs. Wade?    

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The short answer to this is that the Roe v. Wade case made abortion a constitutional right in the United States.

In the time before this decision was handed down, there were many states in which abortion was simply illegal.  In Roe , the Supreme Court overturned such laws.  The Court did so on the basis of the right to privacy.  Of course, the Constitution does not explicitly...

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