Roe's Unfinished Promise: Decriminalizing Abortion Once and for All

38 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2018

Date Written: November 28, 2017

Abstract

Roe's Unfinished Promise: Decriminalizing Abortion Once and For All is the first comprehensive paper about the criminalization of non-clinical abortion in the U.S. and efforts to eliminate threats, while increasing protections, for people who end pregnancies outside the formal healthcare system. It includes a chart listing problematic laws state by state, maps highlighting the places where people who self-induce abortion are most at risk of an unjustified arrest, excerpts from relevant statutes, and case summaries. The report concludes with recommendations for efforts to liberate non-clinical abortion from the constraints of misunderstanding and the restraints of criminalization.

Keywords: Roe v Wade; Criminal Abortion Laws; Decriminalizing Abortion

Suggested Citation

Diaz-Tello, Farah and Mikesell, Melissa and Adams, Jill E, Roe's Unfinished Promise: Decriminalizing Abortion Once and for All (November 28, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3082643 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3082643

Melissa Mikesell

Independent

Jill E Adams

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