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Webster v. Reproductive Health Services
Supreme Court of the United States (1988)


For the reasons stated above, amicus curiae Agudath Israel of America respectfully submits that Roe v. Wade's holding that all abortions are expressions of a constitutional right that is "fundamental" should be overruled; that abortion should be deemed a "fundamental" right only where necessary to preserve the life of the mother or where mandated by the mother's religious beliefs; and that Missouri's legislative "finding" that human life begins at conception should be struck down as a violation of the First Amendment establishment clause.

Respectfully submitted

General Counsel
Agudath Israel of America
84 William Street
New York, New York 10038
(212) 797-9000

March 1989

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