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xiv, 390 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Reform, repeal, religion and reaction
  • Conflict constitutionalized : the years before Roe
  • Speaking to the court
  • Afterword.
"As the landmark Roe v. Wade decision reaches its 40th anniversary, abortion remains a polarizing topic on America's legal and political landscape. Blending history, culture, and law, Before Roe v. Wade explores the roots of the conflict, recovering through original documents and first-hand accounts the voices on both sides that helped shape the climate in which the Supreme Court ruled. Originally published in 2010, this new edition includes a new Afterword that explores what the history of conflict before Roe teaches us about the abortion conflict we live with today. Examining the role of social movements and political parties, the authors cast new light on a pivotal chapter in American history and suggest how Roe v. Wade, the case, because Roe v. Wade, the symbol. "-- Cover, p. 4.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-372-01, LAW-372-01