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Abortion and the “Woman Question”: Forty Years of Debate

@article{Siegel2012AbortionAT,
  title={Abortion and the “Woman Question”: Forty Years of Debate},
  author={Reva B. Siegel},
  journal={Indiana Law Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={89},
  pages={1}
}
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