Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman's liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction. It struck down many U.S. state and federal abortion laws, and prompted an ongoing national debate in the United States about whether and to what extent abortion should be legal, who should decide the legality of abortion, what methods the Supreme Court should use in constitutional adjudication, and what the role of religious and moral views in the political sphere should be. Roe v. Wade reshaped U.S. politics, dividing much of the United States into pro-life and pro-choice camps, while activating grassroots movements on both sides.
CBS News spoke to Karen Cross, the political director of National Right to Life, the oldest anti-abortion rights group in the country. Cross said she doesn't believe the Constitution includes the right.. CBS News - Published
The number of abortions performed in the U.S. has hit its lowest level since Roe vs. Wade legalized abortion nationwide nearly 50 years ago. Since 2014, the number of abortions has reportedly declined.. CBS News - Published
Lawmakers in Tennessee are considering a bill that would outlaw abortion entirely, potentially setting up a challenge to Roe v. Wade at the U.S. Supreme Court. CBS News reporter Kate Smith joins CBSN's.. CBS News - Published
Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted by enough of his fellow justices could result in more past.. Reuters - Published