The very high stakes for abortion rights and access
By Jody Rabhan
Forty-six years after the Supreme Court affirmed the right of women to obtain an abortion in Roe v. Wade, supporters of that decision have faced a fierce assault from conservative religious opponents. The basic framework of Roe was altered in Casey v. Planned Parenthood to allow restrictions that did not place an “undue burden” on a woman’s ability to exercise her right to obtain an abortion. That phrase has been the terrain of the struggle ever since.
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