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An Abortion Rights Champion of the 1970s on Life Before and After Roe

An Abortion Rights Champion of the 1970s on Life Before and After Roe

Update: 2022-07-018
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A little over 50 years ago, Nancy Stearns, a young lawyer, was presenting a case in New York with a bold legal assertion: that the right to abortion was fundamental to equal rights for women.

She never got to conclude her argument — first New York changed the law, then came Roe v. Wade. Now, with Roe overturned, she describes how it feels to watch the right to terminate a pregnancy fall away.

Guest: Nancy Stearns, a lawyer who used an argument of equal rights to challenge the constitutionality of abortion bans.

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An Abortion Rights Champion of the 1970s on Life Before and After Roe

An Abortion Rights Champion of the 1970s on Life Before and After Roe

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