Unformatted text preview: The Court held that a woman's right to an abortion fell within the right to privacy (recognized in Griswold v. Connecticut) protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. The decision gave a woman total autonomy over the pregnancy during the first trimester and defined different levels of state interest for the second and third trimesters. As a result, the laws of 46 states were affected by the Court's ruling. The case does not involve the right to privacy. A woman’s pregnancy does not fall under that category’’...
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- Fall '08
- Roe v. Wade, Justice Potter Stewart, Potter Stewart, Justices Potter Stewart