Abortion in the Twenty-First Century

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In this Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 file picture, anti-abortion and pro-choice activists stand next to each other in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed in Roe v. Wade that a woman’s right to an abortion is protected by the 14th Amendment. Carol Sanger, professor of law at Columbia Law School and author of About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First-Century America (Harvard University Press, 2017), explores why the issue of abortion still remains a hotly contested political and moral issue.