Roe v. Wade expanded in ruling on Doe v. Bolton
Complex legal rulings marked January 22, 1973. First, the Supreme Court overturned the strict Texas law prohibiting abortion, then dramatically expanded the ruling by applying the same logic to Doe v. Bolton, a suit bought against Georgia's attorney-general by a pregnant woman identified as "Mary Doe" and 23 others. In the Supreme Court, the cases were viewed as equals. In the Doe ruling the Court held that while the parent's right to an abortion is not absolute, it is incorrect to interpose an arbitrary committee in the decision, essentially leaving the choice to have an abortion up to the baby's parents and their doctor.