In a companion case to Roe v. Wade (1973), the Supreme Court ruled that Georgia’s restrictions on a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy were unconstitutional.
Before the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Doe v. Bolton, Georgia’s abortion legislation stipulated that only medically necessary abortions were allowed and that abortions were available only to state residents. In addition, all abortions had to be performed in licensed hospitals and approved beforehand by a hospital committee, with two physicians concurring that the abortion was necessary. Based on the principles established in Roe v. Wade
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Roe v. Wade