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A landmark case presented before the US Supreme Court in 1973, which was instrumental in legalising abortion in the US

Roe v. Wade

Obstetrics A 'landmark' case presented before the US Supreme Court in 1973, which was instrumental in legalizing abortion
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"When Roe v Wade is overturned -- and I am confident it will be and the issue is returned to the states -- the states hopefully will pass complete limits on abortion except to save the life of the mother," he said.
Since the passing of Roe v Wade a total of 55,772,015 innocent and defenceless unborn children have been killed in the United States in their mother's wombs.
(7.) At the time of Roe v Wade, an opinion from a 3-judge district court was immediately appealable to the Supreme Court; thus, there is no circuit court opinion in Roe.
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