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Unformatted text preview: GOV 310L 05/12/2007 12:05:00 ← Topics: • Abortion policy • The politics of same-sex marriage • Final exam • The state of American democracy • Recent trends and the permanent campaign ← ← ← Roe v. Wade (1973) • U.S. Supreme Court addressed state-level liberalization of abortion law • struck down Texas law prohibiting abortion • a woman’s right to privacy included the right to end her pregnancy • trimester framework o 1 st —decision was between woman an doctor o 2 nd —the state has some regulatory power o 3 rd —the state has a compelling interest • galvanized opposition, sparked state actions ← ← Webster v. Reproductive Health Services (1989) • Supreme Court upheld a Missouri law that sharply restricted abortions • states could deny the use of public funds, facilities, and personnel in performing or assisting in abortions • upheld a “viability test” requirement • sent abortion issue back to the states ← ← Planned Parenthood of Southeaster Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992) • affirmed the right to an abortion but rules that it could be restricted • regulations were permissible as long as an “undue burden” was not imposed o an “undue burden” is a “substantial obstacle” in the way • this “undue burden” part allowed the states to impose a variety of abortion regulations ← ← Abortion controversies • public funding o variation across states in terms of policy • “partial birth abortions”...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas.

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