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Roe v. Wade

This is the text of the Roe v. Wade decision of the US Supreme Court, which effectively legalized abortion in the United States. Of special interest is the review of the legal status and attitudes toward abortion, particularly religious, from antiquity on.

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Mr. Justice Stewart, concurring.
Mr. Justice Rehnquist, dissenting.