The United States Supreme Court today released its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, overturning Roe v. Wade. We have assembled helpful resources for teachers and students on the history of Roe v. Wade, and the role of the Supreme Court in interpreting the Constitution. To access these resources, just click below.
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The Supreme Court: Final Arbiter in Our Government?
Asks students to decide what the role of the Supreme Court is in determining the constitutionality of laws.
Roe v. Wade | Homework Help from the Bill of Rights Institute
Do women have a right to privacy when deciding whether to have an abortion? In 1969, a woman under the alias “Jane Roe” challenged a Texas law that outlawed abortions. The case eventually reached the Supreme Court, where Roe argued that a woman’s right to privacy in having an abortion is protected by the Constitution. In a 7-2 decision, the Court ruled the right to an abortion fell within the right to privacy protected by the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause. To this day, the ruling in Roe v. Wade remains one of the most controversial Supreme Court decisions.