Planned Parenthood v. Casey Case Brief - Aida Franco Law Business Society Professor Patterson LBS Case Brief Name of Case Planned Parenthood of

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Aida Franco Law, Business & Society Professor Patterson 9/25/18 LBS Case Brief Name of Case Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey Who started the litigation? Who is the plaintiff or government entity or agency? What do they want? Planned Parenthood is the plaintiff and it challenged the state of Pennsylvania’s provisions in the Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act of 1982. Pennsylvania is the defendant. What legal question must the court decide, and what is the common law rule, constitutional provision or statute that the question will turn on? Can the state enact a law requiring women wanting an abortion to notify their husbands, obtain parental consent, obtain informed consent, and wait 24 hours without violating their right to abortion that Roe v. Wade guarantees? The question will turn on the holding of Roe v. Wade. What is the court’s reasoning? (Might include reliance on precedent, statutory interpretation and legislative history & societal considerations) If there’s a dissent, what are the main points of disagreement?

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