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Book: The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes

Chapter: 39. Is There a Right to Abortion in the Constitution?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43599


This chapter explores the origins of the right to privacy as a substantive due process right and the application of that right to abortion in Roe v. Wade. The chapter then analyzes the development of standards governing the regulation of abortion and the consequences of overturning Roe.

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