Today in History: June 29, 1992

Court Upholds 'Roe v. Wade'

The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the core of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a woman’s right to choose an abortion. In Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, the justices adopt a new standard for evaluation of abortion regulations that effectively gave states the power to place certain restrictions on abortion as long as those restrictions do not impose an “undue burden” on a woman’s decision.