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Supreme Court Cases: Abortion And Government Restrictions

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Several Supreme Court cases’ that have centered on abortion in the past have argued that while women have the right to pursue an abortion, the government isn’t required to provide the funds to realize that right (Engstrom 10). This is mainly because the government doesn’t see financial hardships as a burden created by them (Engstrom 10). The court’s explanation for why poverty is not a government-created obstacle is as follows:
…financial constraints that restrict an indigent woman’s ability to enjoy the full range of the constitutionally protected freedom of choice are the product not of government restrictions on access to abortion, but rather of her indigency [sic]. (Engstrom 14).
Indigence is purportedly the only obstacle women face when
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