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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
Roe v. Wade
Citation:410 U.S. 113
Jane Roe is an unmarried pregnant woman who wished to terminate her pregnancy by abortion with the help of a licensed physician. She could not get a legal abortion in Texas because her life was not at risk due to her pregnancy and she could not afford to travel to another state. She sued to challenge the Texas statute that criminalized abortion in almost all cases.
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