This case is as much about privacy as it is about abortion. In a lengthy discourse Blackmun addressed the history of abortion. He considered Ancient Attitudes, the Hippocratic Oath, the Common Law, English Statutory Law, The American Law, The position of the American Medical Association, and the position of the American Public Health Association,
Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973.
Doe v. Bolton was decided in 1973.