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Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Planned Parenthood of South Pennsylvania v. Casey
Citation:505 U.S. 833 (1992)
The Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act of 1982 contains five requirements, which demand a woman seeking an abortion to give her informed consent prior to the abortion procedure; a married woman to notify her husband; a minor to obtain the informed consent of one of her parents, unless the minor does not wish or cannot obtain it. The Court is trying to determine whether the States have the power to impose such requirements in light of the Court’s precedent in Roe, which provides that the Constitution protects a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy in its early stages.
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