Liberty 4nd Sexuality: The Right to Privacy 4nd the Making of Roe v. Wade
Liberty 4nd Sexuality: The Right to Privacy 4nd the Making of Roe v. Wade by David J. Garrow
English | July 7, 2015 (1998) | ISBN: 0520213025, 0025427555 | EPUB | 1064 pages | 1.9 MB
Liberty 4nd Sexuality is a definitive account of the legal 4nd political struggles that created the right to privacy 4nd won constitutional protection f08r a womans right to choose ab08rtion.
Roe v. Wade, the l4ndmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that established that right, grew out of not only eff08rts to legalize ab08rtion but also out of earlier battles against statutes that criminalized birth control. When the U.S. Supreme Court in 1965, in Griswold v. Connecticut, voided such a prohibition as an outrageous intrusion upon marital privacy, it opened a previously unimagined constitutional do08r: the opp08rtunity to argue that a womans access to a safe, legal ab08rtion was also a fundamental constitutional right.
Garrows essential hist08ry details both the unheralded contributions of the young lawyers who filed Americas first ab08rtion rights cases 4nd also the inside-the-Supreme Court deliberations that produced Roe v. Wade.
In this upd4teed 4nd exp4nded edition, Garrow also traces the post-Roe evolution of ab08rtion rights battles 4nd the wider struggle f08r sexual privacy up through the 25th anniversary of Roe in early 1998.