Friday, June 29, 2007

On June 29, ...

...1992 (15 years ago today), a divided U.S. Supreme Court, in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, reaffirmed that the Constitution guarantees a woman the right to privacy in deciding whether to terminate a pregnancy before the fetus is violable. As "Mary Harris Jones" [IntLawGrrl Johanna E. Bond] posted, the Court relied on Casey this Term to sustain, by a 5-4 vote, a federal statute prohibiting termination by a method its detractors dubbed "partial-birth abortion." The decision prompted Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (left) to read her dissent from the bench.
...1950, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-Va.) was born in North Carolina.
...1943, U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) was born in New York City.

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