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A licensed physician Hallfordwho had two state abortion prosecutions pending against him, was permitted to intervene. A three-judge District Court, which consolidated the actions, held that Roe and Hallford, and members of their classes, had standing to sue and presented justiciable controversies.
Roe has standing to sue; the Does and Hallford do not. Litigation involving pregnancy, which is "capable of repetition, yet evading review," is an exception to the usual federal rule that an actual controversy [ U. The State may define the term "physician" to mean only a physician currently licensed by the State, and may proscribe any abortion by a person who is not a physician as so defined.
Sarah Weddington reargued the cause for appellants. Flowers, Assistant Attorney General of Texas, argued the cause for appellee on the reargument.
Jay Floyd, Assistant Attorney General, argued the cause for appellee on the original argument. With them on the brief were Crawford C. McMahon for Women for the Unborn et al. Crisham, and Dolores V. Wechsler, and Frederic S. Thompson for State Communities Aid Assn.
Flynn, and Robert M. Buttenwieser for the American Ethical Union et al. Zarky for the American Association of University Women et al.
Dunne for Robert L. This Texas federal appeal and its Georgia companion, Doe v. The Texas statutes under attack here are typical of those that have been in effect in many States for approximately a century.
The Georgia statutes, in contrast, have a modern cast and are a legislative product that, to an extent at least, obviously reflects the influences of recent attitudinal change, of advancing medical knowledge and techniques, and of new thinking about an old issue.
We forthwith acknowledge our awareness of the sensitive and emotional nature of the abortion controversy, of the vigorous opposing views, even among physicians, and of the deep and seemingly absolute convictions that the subject inspires.
In addition, population growth, pollution, poverty, and racial overtones tend to complicate and not to simplify the problem. Our task, of course, is to resolve the issue by constitutional measurement, free of emotion and of predilection. We seek earnestly to do this, and, because we do, we [ U.
We bear in mind, too, Mr. New York, U. Texas Lawsc. Gammel, Laws of Texas The Supreme Court's decision in this case was the most significant in a long line of decisions over a period of 50 years that recognized a constitutional right of privacy, even though the word privacy is not found in the Constitution.
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