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Before (and After) Roe v. Wade: New Questions About Backlash

@article{Greenhouse2011BeforeA,
  title={Before (and After) Roe v. Wade: New Questions About Backlash},
  author={L. Greenhouse and Reva B. Siegel},
  journal={Yale Law Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={120},
  pages={3}
}
Today, many Americans blame polarizing conflict over abortion on the Supreme Court. If only the Court had stayed its hand or decided Roe v. Wade on narrower grounds, they argue, the nation would have reached a political settlement and avoided backlash. We question this court-centered backlash narrative. Where others have deplored the abortion conflict as resulting from courts “shutting down” politics, we approach the abortion conflict as an expression of politics - a conflict in which the… Expand
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