Planned Parenthood v. Danforth
, 428 U.S. 52
) was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States
in which the constitutionality
of several Missouri state
regulations regarding abortion
was challenged. The Court's lead plurality opinion upheld the right to have an abortion, striking the state's requirements of parental consent for minors and spousal consent for married women.
Background of the case
The District Court's ruling
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
The Supreme Court's consideration
The Court's opinions
The plurality opinion
The court's plurality opinion struck down the provisions of the statute that required spousal and parental consent to obtain an abortion. The court upheld the statute's recordkeeping requirement for abortion facilities and physicians that perform abortions.