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the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Chipping Away at Roe v. Wade

Jan 21, 2013

Roe v. Wade said the constitutional right to privacy protects abortion as a healthcare decision between a woman and her doctor. Since then, two watershed rulings have inserted the government into that private decision.

The first–in 1992 –Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, made it legal to “burden” women by throwing up legal roadblocks to abortion.

The second–in 2007–the ban on “partial birth abortions,” made a particular type of late-term abortion illegal, even if the mother must die as a result of this law.