September 01, 2016

The Road to Roe

Truly understanding this landmark decision requires knowing the history of abortion law and practice in the United States .

Geoffrey R. Stone

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Many Americans today think of Roe v. Wade as a radical, left-wing decision. That was not the view at the time. The story of how we got to Roe, like the story of how we got to Brown v. Board of Education or how we got to Obergefell v. Hodges, is important to remember, for it gives both content and context to the often furious debates of the present.

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