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Women in a World After Roe

 

Op-Eds

Abortionists are criminals, women aren’t

Clarke Forsythe on why the point of abortion law is effective enforcement against abortionists and how prosecuting women is counterproductive to that goal.

 

Read more at the LA Times

What Will Happen When Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?

Clarke Forsythe explains why it may take years for the states to sort out their abortion laws.
 
Read more at National Review

If Planned Parenthood Goes, Where Do Women Go?

Anna Paprocki on the other options that women have other than the abortion provider.
 
Read more at National Review Online

Punishing Women for Abortion Contradicts Centuries of Legal Experience

Clarke Forsythe corrects the misperception that United States abortion laws have ever targeted women — and explains why they would not after Roe is overturned.
 
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Resources

Young v. UPS: Reducing the “Demand” for Abortion

On December 3, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard an important case, Young v. UPS, which will test the breadth of the 1978 federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The Act is intended to prohibit discrimination against and ensure fair treatment of pregnant women in the workplace, and is critical in helping working women choose life. AUL jointly filed an amicus curiae brief (click here to read the brief) in this case, representing over 23 of our fellow pro-life organizations in support of plaintiff Peggy Young, a pregnant mother, who was a driver for UPS and denied a “lighter duty” accommodation granted to other employees.

Books

 

Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade

 

By Clarke Forsythe

Based on 20 years of research, including an examination of the papers of eight of the nine Justices who voted in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, Abuse of Discretion is a critical review of the behind-the-scenes deliberations that went into the Supreme Court’s abortion decisions and how the mistakes made by the Justices in 1971-1973 have led to the turmoil we see today in legislation, politics, and public health.

 

The Cost of Choice: Women Evaluate the Impact of Abortion

 

Edited by Erika Bachiochi

More than thirty years after Roe v. Wade, the conflict over abortion has not abated. While “pro-choice” forces increasingly concede the central “pro-life” claim—that abortion is a morally portentous act—they still insist that the well-being of women depends absolutely on a legal right to abortion. The twelve essays in The Cost of Choice, all by women active in the public square, argue that legal abortion has in fact harmed women—socially, medically, psychologically and culturally.

 

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