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Hastings Cent Rep. 1983 Aug;13(4):21-2.

Roe v. Wade reaffirmed.



The 1983 Supreme Court decision in City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health is described by Annas as upholding the basic premise enunciated in Roe v. Wade, that a pregnant woman has a right to an abortion within the constraints of the state's interest in maternal health and fetal viability. Restrictions on nonhospital abortions and detailed informed consent requirements were struck down in the Akron decision. Annas also discusses the dissenting opinion, revolving around the question of fetal viability, which was written by Justice O'Connor and concurred in by Justices White and Rehnquist.

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