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The Originalist Argument for Abortion Rights: Compulsory Childbearing During Antebellum Slavery and Its Relevance Today

(iCivics)

There is no mention of abortion in the Constitution so it can’t be protected. However, in a recent essay, Andrew Koppelman challenges this assertion on originalist grounds: forced reproduction was intrinsic to slavery, which the framers of the Thirteenth Amendment sought to prohibit.  

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A Tired Talking Point

What do aspirin, field trips, and abortion have in common?

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A New Dawn in Bolivia: Constitution Extends New Protections for Women

Bolivia’s brand-new constitution protects women from physical and sexual violence, guarantees pay equity and extends certain reproductive rights to women.

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