Regarding committee approval of the abortion, the Court stated, "The woman's right to receive medical care in accordance with her licensed physician's best judgment and the physician's right to administer it are substantially limited by this statutorily imposed overview." The Supreme Court's decision was released on January 22, 1973, the same day as the decision in the better-known case of Roe v. Wade. . Doe v. Bolton, 410 U.S. 179 (1973), was a decision of the United States Supreme Court overturning the abortion law of Georgia.The Supreme Court's decision was released on January 22, 1973, the same day as the decision in the better-known case of Roe v.Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973). Hames focused her arguments on how theGeorgia law unduly restricted women’s access to abortions andphysicians’ rights to practice medicine. "The Georgia abortion statute required three procedural steps of a woman wanting an abortion: the abortion had to be performed in an accredited hospital; it had to be approved by the hospital staff abortion committee; and two other physicians, besides the woman's own doctor, had to examine her and confirm the decision to abort. Code § 26-1202 a, b). She claimed that forcing womento go to hospitals approved by the Joint Commission for Accreditation ofHospitals meant they had fewer hospitals to choose from, which undulyrestricted access to abortions. The Court held that the "right to privacy," assured the freedom of a person to abort unless the state had a "compelling interest" in preventing the abortion. so must it protect persons who enter Georgia seeking the medical services that are available there." Doe v. Bolton was the companion case to Roe v. Wade (1973), the landmark case in which the Court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment provided a fundamental right for women to obtain abortions. . The decision for Doe v. Bolton was given on January 22, 1973, the same day as the famous companion case Roe v. Wade.