City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health


Akron Center for Reproductive Health Services v. the City of Akron, OH--1983


The Akron Center for RHS challenged sections of an ordinance restricting abortion, which: required minors under 15 to obtain parental or judicial consent for an abortion; required physicians to give women information designed to dissuade them from having abortions; imposed a 24-hour waiting period after the signing of the consent form; and required that all second-trimester abortions be performed in a hospital.



The Court struck down the sections of the anti-abortion ordinance and ruled that the city could not enforce such regulations.