Decided: United States v. Vuitch — The U.S. Supreme Court rules that a District of Columbia law allowing abortion only to preserve a woman's life or "health" is constitutional. This law makes it clear that by "health" it means "psychological and physical well-being," effectively allowing abortion for any reason.
Milan Vuitch, an abortion provider, had filed suit challenging the law and arguing that the use of "health" is unconstitutionally vague. Even though the law can be read as allowing abortion for almost any reason, Milan Vuitch has been charged multiple times by the government for providing abortions which haven't been necessary — he considered them to be covered by the law whereas the government did not.
This court decision, however, treats abortion like a normal surgical procedure where "health" is a question to be decided by the doctor and the patient and thus not something which the government can easily justify interfering with.