Roe v. Wade
The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case that held that abortions are permissible for any reason up to the point of the fetus’ viability.

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Roe v. Wade
(1973)
A U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that abortions (previously limited to those necessary to save a woman's life) are legal, and any state law that denied the right of a woman to have an abortion in the first trimester (three months) of pregnancy was a denial of her right to privacy under the due process guarantee in the Fourteenth Amendment. Until this ruling, every state had laws making an elective abortion a crime.
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  • Roe v. wade — Cour suprême des États Unis d Amérique Date 22 janvier 1973 Nom de l affaire Jane Roe, et al. v. Henry …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Roe v. Wade — Cour suprême des États Unis d Amérique Date 22 janvier 1973 Nom de l affaire Jane Roe, et al. v. Henry Wade, District Attorney …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Roe v. Wade — Entschieden 22. Januar 1973 Rubrum: Jane Roe, et al. v. Henry Wade, District Attorney of Dallas County Fundstelle …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Roe v Wade — 7 [Roe v Wade] [ˌrəʊ vɜːsəs ˈweɪd] [ˌroʊ vɜːrsəs ˈweɪd] noun a legal case in the US Supreme Court that decided that ↑abortion is allowed by the Constitution   Culture: The case was in 1973. The judges said that a state must allow any woman, if… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roe v. Wade — a court case decided by the US Supreme Court in 1973 which said that the states cannot prevent a woman from having an ↑abortion …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Roe v. Wade — SCOTUSCase Litigants=Roe v. Wade ArgueDate=December 9 ArgueYear=1971 ReargueDate=October 11 ReargueYear=1972 DecideDate=January 22 DecideYear=1973 FullName=Jane Roe, et al. v. Henry Wade, District Attorney of Dallas County Citation=93 S. Ct. 705; …   Wikipedia

  • Roe v. Wade — (1973) Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States that established a woman s right to have an abortion without undue interference from the government. A Texas law prohibiting abortions was challenged by an unmarried pregnant woman… …   Universalium

  • Roe v. Wade — law Roe v. Wade [[t]ˈroʊ vi ˈweɪd[/t]] n. a U.S. Supreme Court case (1973) that legalized abortions in the U.S …   From formal English to slang

  • Roe v. Wade — (1973) Fallo de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos de América que estableció el derecho de la mujer a practicarse un aborto sin intromisión indebida del gobierno. Una mujer soltera embarazada (conocida con el seudónimo de Jane Roe) recurrió… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Roe v Wade — a US Supreme Court case (1973) which ended in a decision making it legal to have an abortion. The judges said that a state must allow any woman, if she wishes, to have an abortion within the first three months after she becomes pregnant. The… …   Universalium

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