Trending: Roe v. Wade

Why are people looking up Roe v. Wade?

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was announced on June 24, 2022.

What does Roe v. Wade mean?

Roe v. Wade established a woman's right to have an abortion without undue restrictive interference from the government. The Court held that a woman's right to decide for herself to bring or not bring a pregnancy to term is guaranteed under the Fourteenth Amendment. A Texas law prohibiting abortions had been challenged by an unmarried pregnant woman (Roe) and the court ruled in her favor, finding that the state had violated her right to privacy.

Where does Roe v. Wade come from?

The term Roe v. Wade is entered in our dictionary as one of many important cases in American legal history. As such, it is entered in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law.

What is notable about this use of Roe v. Wade?

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