ConLaw Class 22 – Individual Autonomy II

April 4th, 2017

Class 22 – 4/4/17

Individual Autonomy II

  • Roe v. Wade (1059 – 1071)
  • Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1097 – 1115)
  • Gonzales v. Carhart (1116 – 1124)

The lecture notes are here.

Roe v. Wade

This is Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe”) protesting outside the Supreme Court in 1989 with her lawyer, Gloria Allred, after arguments in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services.



Here is McCorvey in 1985.


Roe didn’t even make top billing in the Times. LBJ died on decision day.


In 1996, McCorvey came out as opposing abortion. She noted that she lied in affidavits submitted to the Supreme Court, and she was never raped, let alone gang raped.


I could not find a full, color photo of the Leutze painting. Here is the best version I could find.


Here is another portrait of Taney:


Planned Parenthood v. Casey

This is Governor Bob Casey of Pennsylvania.

Gonzales v. Carhart

This is Dr. LeRoy Carhart.

This is his clinic in Nebraska.