Roe v. Wade 1972 Oral Arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973, in Roe vs. Wade made laws outlawing a woman’s right to abortion… read more

The U.S. Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973, in Roe vs. Wade made laws outlawing a woman’s right to abortion unconstitutional. Ms. Weddington and Mr. Flowers argued the case of a Texas woman who sued the state for the right to have an abortion. The Texas statute was struck down due the vague nature of the law and the rights of the mother found in the 9th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution. Justice Harry Blackmun wrote the historic decision following weeks of research at the Mayo Clinic stating that the constitutional right to privacy was “broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.” Justices Rehnquist and White wrote dissenting opinions in the 7-2 decision. Justice White wrote that the court acted illegitimately stating that the decision could only be justified as an exercise of “raw judicial power.” close

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Roe v. Wade 1972 Oral Arguments

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Program ID:
55899-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 29, 1994
Last Aired:
Jan 20, 2008

Airing Details

  • Jan 29, 1994 | 1:50pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 29, 1994 | 7:42pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 31, 1994 | 5:22am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 06, 1994 | 9:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 07, 1994 | 12:10am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 07, 1994 | 10:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 27, 1994 | 7:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 27, 1994 | 10:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 28, 1994 | 8:53am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 28, 1994 | 1:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 28, 1995 | 7:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 28, 1995 | 10:49pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 29, 1995 | 8:02am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 24, 1998 | 6:43pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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  • Jan 19, 2008 | 6:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 20, 2008 | 12:18am EST | C-SPAN 1
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