On January 22, 1973, in its twin decisions, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the U.S. Supreme Court created a constitutional right to abortion throughout the nine months of pregnancy. These decisions have been widely criticized on historical, scientific, and legal grounds. Scholar John Hart Ely said of Roe: “It is bad because it is bad constitutional law, or rather because it is not constitutional law and gives almost no sense of an obligation to try to be.” (“The Wages of Crying Wolf,” Yale Law Journal 1973)
Do you know what the Court did in Roe and Doe and why these fundamentally erroneous decisions must be corrected?
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