help in roe v. wade case?

what does it mean when is asked ,what was the precedent established by the Court’s decision?

does it mean anything thats following, and how the roe v wade case affected it? im not understanding.

ive googled and such already, help would be great, but no links unless it talks straights about the precedent

thank youu!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The right to privacy had already been established in the case of Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965). The Griswold case established the precedent that a married couple had a right to privacy regarding their contraceptive choices. The decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) is one that relied on the precedent in Griswold and expanded the right to privacy to include a woman's right to terminating her pregnancy.

    The Roe v Wade decision established precedent for several other cases: Webster v Reproductive Health Services, Planned Parenthood v Casey, Stenberg v Carhart, and Gonzales v Carhart.

    I recommend that you ask a reference librarian to assist you in finding sources for more details.

    Source(s): teaching college Government courses for years
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A precedent means a case that can be used to decide later cases. In this case, the Supreme Court made a decision in this particular case in 1973, the decision was that this woman would be allowed to decide to have an abortion because it was her body and she has 'privacy' over her body. This decision had the effect of making abortion legal in the US.

    The principle is sometimes called by the Latin name 'stare decisis', which is short for a Latin phrase 'Stare decisis et non quieta movere', meaning 'do not decide what has already been decided'. This is a very old principle in US and British law, that once some point has been decided, the decision stands permanently unless there is some very good reason to overturn it.

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    1 decade ago

    After the Roe vs Wade decision, women denied abortions by state law could take their cases to the court and cite precedent for their position. This is why Roe vs Wade resulted in legalizing abortion nationwide.

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