Closing the Circle of Constitutional Review from Griswold v. Connecticut to Roe v. Wade: An Outline of a Decision Merely Overruling Roe

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William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: 1989

Abstract

This article attempts to distinguish the claims at issue in both Griswold v. Connecticut and Roe v. Wade to determine if these two claims are in fact related. The paper explains that the two claims of right are vastly different and that the Court’s determination of a time-frame for when an abortion may be performed directly contradicts the Court’s earlier stance that it was not within the power of the judiciary to insert its own view on the significance of a life.

Keywords: contraception, abortion

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W. and Van Alstyne, William W., Closing the Circle of Constitutional Review from Griswold v. Connecticut to Roe v. Wade: An Outline of a Decision Merely Overruling Roe (1989). Duke Law Journal, Vol. 1989, p. 1677, 1989, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-140, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1928798

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