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The Road to Roe v. Wade

Lecture no. 17 from the course: Liberty on Trial in America: Cases That Defined Freedom

The Road to Roe v. Wade

Taught by Professor Douglas O. Linder | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Norma McCorvey knew two things: She was pregnant and she did not want the baby. Desperate for an abortion, she agreed (under the name “Jane Roe”) to take the case to court, and ultimately the Supreme Court. As you learn about the famous decision that resulted, you’ll also gain a better understanding of the many other ways in which American courts have intervened in personal decisions related to sterilization and birth control, as well as abortion.

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