Naomi Rendina

The famous Supreme Court of the United States decision Roe v. Wade (1973) is a landmark in abortion rights, enshrining legal access to elective abortive procedures at the federal level. Since that time, this decision remains fiercely contested in American society and politics, and has gained a renewed significance after the appointment of conservative justices to the court whose presence threatens to turn back the clock on abortion rights. The most recent appointment, Amy Coney Barrett, was nominated by out-going President Donald Trump and is the 5th woman to serve on the Supreme Court. But unlike her immediate predecessor, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Coney Barrett’s position on abortion makes observers worry that there is a real fear that right of access to abortion may be repealed… continue reading.

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