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    US Constitution and Abortion

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    Read the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the following cases:
    Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southern PA v. Casey
    Discuss the following question:

    What specific language in the U.S. Supreme Court decision may have contributed to the ongoing debate to overrule Roe v. Wade?
    Include the following:
    Main points of the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in both cases
    Examples of how the powers enumerated in the U.S. Constitution for each branch of government have shifted over the years as a result of decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court

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    By far, the United States Constitution is considered one of the finest documents ever written and will possibly be held in high regard for many centuries to come. The Constitution is a complex document with unique facets that prevent any branches of government from gaining the upper hand on the other. The relationship between the three branches of the government has been far from harmonious. On several occasions one branch would bring legislation to challenge the other or simply choose not to enforce a Supreme Court decision. There is an understanding that the Constitution is the supreme law of land. Thus the Supreme Court has the final conclusion on constitutional interpretation. Defenders of state's rights argue just because the Constitution is supreme does not settle the question on that decides what the Constitution means. Nevertheless, the Supreme Court has maintained its power and ...

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    The Supreme Court is looked at to make important decisions. These decisions have had a huge impact on society and government. Likewise, in Roe V Wade, a single woman, along with other petitioners brought an action to challenge Texas' criminal abortion laws. These laws stated that attempting an abortion outside of medical advice of saving a mother's life was a crime.