Forced Labor, Revisited: The Thirteenth Amendment and Abortion

PROMISES OF LIBERTY: THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT ABOLITIONISM AND ITS CONTEMPORARY VITALITY, Alexander Tsesis, ed., Columbia University Press, 2010

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-08

17 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2010  

Date Written: January 29, 2010

Abstract

Many recent works on the Thirteenth Amendment break new ground, deploying the amendment in new and creative ways. This is not one of them. I here restate an argument I made twenty years ago, defending abortion rights on the basis of the amendment. I then consider how the work was received, offer some amendments to the argument, and conclude with some reflections on how, perhaps, it can have more influence in the future.

Keywords: Thirteenth Amendment, Abortion

JEL Classification: K19, K39

Suggested Citation

Koppelman, Andrew, Forced Labor, Revisited: The Thirteenth Amendment and Abortion (January 29, 2010). PROMISES OF LIBERTY: THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT ABOLITIONISM AND ITS CONTEMPORARY VITALITY, Alexander Tsesis, ed., Columbia University Press, 2010; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1544503 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1544503

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