"The Supreme Court case that held that the Constitution protected a woman’s right to an abortion prior to the viability of the fetus.
The case involved a Texas statute that prohibited abortion except when necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman. The Supreme Court, in a decision written by Justice Blackmun, recognized a privacy interest in abortions. In doing so, the court applied the right to privacy established in Griswold v Connecticut (1965). At stake in this matter was the fundamental right of a woman to decide whether or not to terminate her pregnancy. The underlying values of this right included decisional autonomy and physical consequences (i.e., the interest in bodily integrity)."
Roe vs. Wade and the abortion debate has been a hot-button issue for decades. As the landmark case faces reversal, this guide will provide history, research resources, case law, news, and opinion pieces on both Roe v. Wade and abortion in general. If you need any help with your research or this guide, please contact me or any of the Bristol Reference Librarians.
Roe vs. Wade News - The 2022 Supreme Court Decision
The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO.
The New York Times' coverage of the 2022 Supreme Court decisions. NOTE: NYT requires a subscription after a certain number of free articles. The Library Learning Commons has the NYT in print, and can access articles in the NYT news database (see the A-Z List of Databases).