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Roe’s Roots: The Women’s Rights Claims that Engendered Roe, 90 B. U. L. Rev. 1875 (2010)

Abstract

This Article examines the understandings animating feminist abortion rights claims in the years before Roe v. Wade – claims that helped prompt Roe, but were not expressed in the decision. By reconstructing these sex equality claims, we can better appreciate how feminist advocacy engendered Roe, and the conflict that ensued. Recovering this lost history in turn helps us recognize that ongoing evolution in the constitutional basis of the abortion right continues even in our own day.

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2010

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