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dc.contributor.editorHorwitz, Raineyen_US
dc.creatorHigginbotham, Victoria
dc.date2020-01-13en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-13T17:43:04Z
dc.date.available2020-01-13T17:43:04Z
dc.date.created2020-01-13
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13142
dc.description.abstractIn the 1971 court case United States v. Milan Vuitch, hereafter US v. Vuitch, the US Supreme Court ruled that a Washington, DC law was constitutional by overturning a 1969 district court decision. Beginning in the early twentieth century, Washington, DC, prohibited abortions except for abortions performed to preserve the life or health of the pregnant woman. In 1969, Milan Vuitch, a physician in Washington, DC, was convicted of criminal abortion for providing an abortion when the woman’s life was not endangered. In his defense, Vuitch argued that the Washington abortion law was unconstitutionally vague, meaning it failed to define health in terms clear enough so that doctors could be sure what actions violated the law. Though a lower district court agreed with Vuitch and struck down the law as unconstitutional, the Supreme Court later disagreed and overturned the decision. US v. Vuitch was one of the first US Supreme Court cases that challenged the constitutional validity of laws regulating abortion and set a precedent that helped determine future abortion cases, like Roe v. Wade in 1973, which made abortions more accessible and gave women more control over their bodies.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortionen_US
dc.subject.lcshReproductive rightsen_US
dc.subject.lcshContraceptionen_US
dc.subject.lcshSexual rightsen_US
dc.subject.lcshConceptionen_US
dc.subject.lcshPregnancyen_US
dc.subject.meshAborted Fetusen_US
dc.subject.meshAbortion, Therapeuticen_US
dc.subject.meshWomen's Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshWomen's Rightsen_US
dc.subject.meshPregnant Womenen_US
dc.titleUnited States v. Milan Vuitch (1971)en_US
dc.title.alternativeUS v. Vuitchen_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoLegalen_US
dc.subject.tagabortion rightsen_US
dc.subject.tagtherapeutic abortionen_US
dc.subject.tagSupreme Courten_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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