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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Roe vs. Wade

Justice William Brennan, 1963

45 years ago today, January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court made its decision that a right to privacy extended to a woman’s decision to have an abortion. Justice William Joseph Brennan Jr. was serving on the court when it issued its decision with a 7-to-2 majority vote in favor of Roe.

Brennan served from 1956 to 1990.

See a list of other Supreme Court Justices photographed by Karsh.