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Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992)

Definition - What does Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992) mean?

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992) was a landmark court case regarding abortion that made it all the way to the Supreme Court. In this case, it was decided by the Supreme Court that a number of statutes regarding abortion, which were put forth by the Pennsylvania legislature, would be upheld.

Justipedia explains Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992)

Among the statutes put forth by the Pennsylvania legislature were that women seeking abortions would be required to provide informed consent, wait 24 hours, and obtain parental consent if they are minors. The Supreme Court approved all of these regulations, but they rejected a fourth regulation that would have required married women to inform their husbands of their decision to get an abortion.

Like the famous Roe v. Wade abortion case, this case centered around the Fourteenth Amendment's due process clause.

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