Abortion | The sister cases behind the shaky legal foundation of elective abortion in the United States
by Leah Hickman
Posted 1/22/21, 03:10 pm
On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court handed down decisions in two cases that legalized abortion on demand. The court found in Roe v. Wade that abortion is a constitutional right, and the Doe v. Bolton decision expanded that right to women in practically any situation. Legal experts at the time saw problems with the rulings. Now, 48 years later, many still regard them as unsettled law.