SOURCE: Texas Tribune
The Pre-Civil War Origins of Texas's Abortion Laws
Texas's pre-Roe abortion ban has been dated to 1925 when the state recodified its criminal code, but the original statute dates to 1857.
What to Expect after Roe, Based on Research
by Diana Greene Foster
The author has systematically studied the consequences to women of having an abortion or having that freedom denied. She explains what to expect when states are free to outlaw abortion: more child poverty, more maternal death, and reduced opportunities for women, with the poor getting the worst of it.
SOURCE: National Geographic
The Complicated History of Abortion and Abortion Law in the United States
Many scholars, including Carla Spivack and Lauren MacIvor Thompson have challenged Samuel Alito's historical research and argue that for much of American history abortion was neither outlawed nor particularly controversial.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
The Conservatives on the Court Don't Seem too Concerned about SCOTUS's Legitimacy
by Mary Ziegler
The belief that Supreme Court justices will moderate their decisions to avoid the image of an unelected group of partisan ideologues usurping the power of the elected branches of the government seems increasingly rooted in outdated norms and institutional arrangements that no longer apply.
SOURCE: New York Times
How the Texas Abortion Law Creates Citizen Bounty Hunters
Legal historian and reproductive rights scholar Mary Ziegler: “It almost seemed like anyone could sue anyone — and that didn’t seem right. But it was. It really is that extraordinary.”
SOURCE: New York Times
Texas's Long History of Restricting Reproductive Freedom
"Rather than addressing maternal mortality, Texas lawmakers have instead spent years decimating access to basic preventive health care. Those who suffer most from Texas’ reproductive health policies are its most vulnerable."
SOURCE: Washington Post
Biden Could Redefine What It Means To Be ‘A Catholic In Good Standing.’
Joe Biden will not enjoy the solid support from Catholic Americans that JFK did. But his presidency may force the Church into necessary consideration of its public priorities.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
What Antiabortion Advocates Get Wrong About The Women Who Secured The Right to Vote
by Reva Siegel and Stacie Taranto
The most famous suffragists largely weren’t antiabortion and wanted women to have more control over their bodies.
Clarence Thomas is Wrong: It’s Restrictions on Abortion that Echo America’s Eugenics Past
by Molly Ladd-Taylor and Johanna Schoen
The animating belief of eugenics—the state should control the reproduction of poor people, immigrants, and women of color—is central to current abortion politics.
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