Striving to Rollback or Protect Roe: State Legislation and the Trump-era Politics of Abortion

  title={Striving to Rollback or Protect Roe: State Legislation and the Trump-era Politics of Abortion},
  author={Joshua C. Wilson},
  journal={Publius: The Journal of Federalism},
  • Joshua C. Wilson
  • Published 1 July 2020
  • Political Science
  • Publius: The Journal of Federalism
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