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roe v. wade


Why Roe v. Wade is not like a typewriter

Forty years ago, The Supreme Court issued its decision in Roe v. Wade, with a 7-2 vote in favor of the plaintiff, Norma L. McCorvey, whose alias was Jane Roe. It was a complicated ruling, with a companion decision in Doe v. Bolton, but ultimately the Court ruled that a right to privacy under the [...]


As Mississippi votes on ‘personhood’ amendment, can science tell us when life begins?

Mississippi is set to vote on a measure that would redefine “personhood.” Why can’t science just tell us when human life begins?


The united states of women: Why we’re still discussing women’s rights

Thirty-eight years ago, the Supreme Court voted to uphold Roe v. Wade – yet women’s reproductive rights are still being challenged. Alison Stewart talks to three different women, from three different eras, about some political, legal, economic and cultural issues faced by women in the U.S. today.

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