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Important vocabulary (•)

As you read the background summary of the Roe case, look for the important vocabulary words that are italicized.  When you come to one of those terms, look at this page for its definition.  Then, check to see if you understand the definition by either sketching a picture of what you think it means, or by putting it in your own words.  Feel free to add terms from the reading that you would like to practice.

  • liberal
    Definition: lacking restraint; not bound by traditional forms

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  • abortion(s)
    Definition: a premature end to a pregnancy; may result from a miscarriage or a medical procedure

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  • vague
    Definition: not clearly defined; not sharply outlined
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  • privacy
    Definition: the state of being left alone; freedom from unauthorized intrusion
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  • appealed
    Definition: to take a lower court's decision to a higher court for review
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  • constitutional
    Definition: being in accordance with or authorized by the constitution of a state or society
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