Liberty, Logic & Abortion

Mark Goldblatt analyses the moral and legal arguments on both sides of America’s most divisive issue.

January 22nd has evolved into a national red letter day of sorts, the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Commemorations abound, typically sloganeering rallies, and mainstream journals churn out perfunctory retrospectives. Still, abortion remains the most divisive issue in the United States since the abolition of slavery. In fact, the very details of the ruling seem to recede, year by year, deeper into a foam of overwrought rhetoric.

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