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Buying Norma McCorvey

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On May 19, 2020
This is fascinating: When Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff in the landmark Roe vs. Wade case, came out against abortion in 1995, it stunned the world and represented a huge symbolic victory for abortion opponents: “Jane Roe” had gone to the other side. For the remainder of her life, McCorvey worked to overturn the law that bore […]

Revisting Roe’s Status

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On October 31, 2008

Kay Steiger has an excellent article about how vulnerable Roe is under the current Supreme Court, which quotes yours truly. The bottom line for me remains that the argument that Roe‘s overturn i

The Supreme Court and Abortion, Past and Future

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On October 9, 2008
From the standpoint of a supporter of reproductive rights, Ann Bartow brings a pessimistic perspective while Neal Devins is more optimistic. I have agreements and problems with both arguments. I do disagree with Bartow that the five votes to overturn Roe “are already there.” In particular, I don’t agree with her claim that Kennedy “has […]

Why Roe Matters

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On June 3, 2008

The choice quote (pun intended) from today’s NY Times essay by a doctor who provided post-abortion complication treatment before Roe v. Wade: What Roe said was that ending a pregnancy could be c

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