A Documentary History of the Legal Aspects of Abortion in the United States:

2009, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Documentary History of the Legal Aspects of Abortion in the U.S., Legislative History editor

City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health
Edited and Compiled By: Roy M. Mersky and Kumar Percy Jayasuriya

This 3-volume set is the seventh installment of the series A Documentary History of the Legal Aspects of Abortion in the United States and is devoted to the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of the City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health. In this decision, the Court found that the city’s abortion ordinances, including required parental consent for minors, informed consent for adults, and a 24-hour waiting period to be unconstitutional. The Courts believed these provisions “unjustifiably placed a significant obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion,” and also constituted an attempt to persuade against an abortion. This compilation is intended as a learning tool as well as a historical record. It contains all briefs submitted to the Supreme Court, the transcripts of the Supreme Court oral argument, the lower court opinions and the final decision of the Court. It provides researchers and students alike with documents and information concerning this highly influential case in the controversial topic of abortion rights.

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Published: Buffalo; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2007

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