Essay on The Vs. Akron Center For Reproductive Health

946 Words Apr 16th, 2016 4 Pages
Even though the Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health was quite successful, another case in a sense overturned that. In the 1992 case of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, the court preserved the constitutional protection as far as the right to choose is concerned. However, it adopted new guidelines for testing and evaluating the restrictive abortion laws known as the undue burden test and state regulations can survive Constitutional review as long as they do not place a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion of a nonviable fetus. There have been numerous cases since Roe v. Wade that have placed an infringement on women’s reproductive rights.
In the state of Kentucky, abortion is legal when a medical doctor and another doctor for a second opinion, determines that the abortion is necessary to preserve life or health of the woman in their clinical judgment, and also when the women provides informed consent. A woman can get an abortion in a clinic or take a medication (such as an abortion pill) during the first trimester. After the first trimester, the abortion must be done at the advice of a licensed medical doctor and must be in a licensed hospital. However, in Kentucky I was only able to locate one legal abortion clinic, which is located in Louisville and Lexington known as the EMW Women’s Surgical Center, ratings and reviews for this one weren’t very high. However, a highly raved about one is the Women’s Medical Center…

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