In this podcast, we call upon one of the nation’s leading scholars and authors(‘After Roe’ and ‘Beyond Abortion’) of human reproduction and public policy, Professor Mary Ziegler, to provide perspective on the issue as it once again takes center stage in America. You will be surprised to go back to 1973 and the Roe v. Wade decision to find that the divides were different then and, perhaps, less pronounced than they are today. You will find in the politics of the issue that at times it’s been fought over women’s health and, at other times, more focused on the rights of the unborn. Never settled and always unsettling, we approach this issue once again as the U.S. Supreme Court turns more conservative. Will they ever tackle the question of ‘when life begins’ and would they ever relegate abortions to back alleys in America. We pose the question as to whether contraceptive technology might end this issue once and for all. Stay tuned for the answer.
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