Jump to Content Jump to Main Navigation
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Roe v Wade Case (US)

United States [us]

Merle H Weiner

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 December 2021

Abortion — Right to life — Right to privacy — Social rights — Group rights — Individual rights — Women

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1. Roe v Wade is a landmark case in US constitutional law. The case both established abortion as a federal constitutional right and reflected a methodology that was, and still is, controversial. While the Supreme Court of the United States has refined the constitutional law governing abortion since deciding Roe v Wade, the case still has a strong influence in US law (see also reproductive rights; rights of women). 2. The case has interested many comparatists. Considerable attention has been paid to parallel German and US developments with their different emphases...
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.