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Roe v. Wade
Citation:410 U.S. 113 (1973)
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Texas law makes it a crime to procure an abortion or to attempt one, except with respect to an abortion procured or attempted by medical advice for the purpose of saving the life of the mother. Similar statutes are in existence in a majority of the States. A woman alleging that she wished to terminate her pregnancy by an abortion performed by a licensed physician, and that she could not afford to travel to another jurisdiction to secure a legal abortion under safe conditions, challenged the law.
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