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‘Undue Burden’ on Trial in SCOTUS Abortion Case

March 16, 2016

(US News & World Report) – In the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade case, the Supreme Court gave constitutional protection to a woman’s right to an abortion. But in 1992, the court in Planned Parenthood v. Casey amended that right somewhat. States could restrict abortions to protect women’s health as long as those limits did not create an “undue burden.” Now, 43 years after the landmark decision in Roe, the court must decide exactly what that phrase means.

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