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Maher v. Roe

Ed Maher (CT Commissioner of Social Services) v. “Roe” (a group of low-income women) -1977

Several low-income women challenged a Connecticut state regulation that banned public funding for abortions that were not “medically necessary.”

The Court upheld the regulation, stating that “equal protection” does not require a state participating in the Medicaid program to pay for abortions for poor women simply because it pays for expenses related to childbirth.

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