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Abortion in a Post-Truth Moment: A Response to Erwin Chemerinsky and Michele Goodwin

Tex. L. Rev. See Also, Vol. 95, pp. 198 - 203 (2017)

Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 300-2017

7 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2017  

Aziza Ahmed

Northeastern University - School of Law

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

In Abortion: A Woman’s Private Choice, Erwin Chemerinsky and Michele Goodwin respond to the crisis of abortion rights in our current political moment. While preserving the right to abortion is an ongoing challenge for reproductive-justice advocates and lawyers, the arrival of a new Republican administration led by Donald Trump and a Republican majority in the House and Senate heightens these concerns. In the face of ongoing and new threats to abortion access, Chemerinsky and Goodwin argue that abortion should be treated as a woman’s private choice. I agree with Chemerinsky and Goodwin, as all supporters of abortion rights should. This response to their insightful essay situates their argument in a set of debates and discussions that undergird many of the logics utilized by the court to justify their choice of standard: medical, psychological, and scientific evidence on abortion.

Keywords: abortion, reproductive rights

Suggested Citation

Ahmed, Aziza, Abortion in a Post-Truth Moment: A Response to Erwin Chemerinsky and Michele Goodwin (2017). Tex. L. Rev. See Also, Vol. 95, pp. 198 - 203 (2017); Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 300-2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3040096

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