This video segment from The Supreme Court provides background on the landmark case Roe v. Wade. In the early 1970s, at a time when many Americans believed a woman’s place was in the home, the women’s movement was sweeping the nation. Women wanted the right to make choices not only about careers but also about when and even if they would have children. For the women’s movement, abortion rights meant that women did have choice. The video goes on to explore how conservative Justice Harry Blackmon came to write the liberal opinion that legalized abortion.
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