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Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Planned Parenthood v. Casey
Citation:505 U.S. 833 (1992)
Section 3209 of Pennsylvania’s abortion law provides that no physician shall perform an abortion on a married woman without receiving a signed statement from the woman that she has notified her spouse that she is about to undergo an abortion. While the vast majority of women notify their husbands of their decision to obtain an abortion, those, who do not, had the pregnancy as the result of extramarital affair or marital difficulties. Various studies and research have shown that there are millions of women in the U.S who are the victims of regular physical and psychological abuse by their husbands.
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