A Conservative Right to Privacy: Legal, Ideological, and Coalitional Transformations in US Social Conservatism

  title={A Conservative Right to Privacy: Legal, Ideological, and Coalitional Transformations in US Social Conservatism},
  author={Joanna Wuest},
  journal={Law \& Social Inquiry},
  pages={964 - 992}
  • Joanna Wuest
  • Published 13 April 2021
  • Law, Political Science
  • Law & Social Inquiry
Abstract The right to privacy has long been regarded as a liberal progressive principle, one that guarantees gender-based equality and liberty in the domain of reproductive rights. Since the US Supreme Court’s renowned articulation of privacy in Roe v. Wade, privacy’s opponents have condemned the right as an illegitimate judicial invention with no basis in the Constitution. This article addresses the puzzle of why a coalition of Christian conservative legal organizations, conservative… 

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