This course will examine the history of abortion in the United States; the socioeconomic, philosophical, religious and political issues raised by abortion; the changing legal status of abortion in the United States including the abortion rights movement in the 20th century and the Supreme Court's decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey; the pro-life movement, restrictions on abortions enacted in various states and their impact. The courts' response and the implications of a potential repeal of Roe v. Wade by an increasingly conservative Supreme Court.
Group Leader: John S. Ross, III holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law and served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University. He has taught a number of courses in the WISE program on constitutionallaw topics and the Supreme Court.
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