Skip to content
  • How ‘abortion stigma’ harms access to health services for low-income women

    WGBH - 05/03/2017

    Jessica Silbey, a Northeastern School of Law professor, said Roe was the first time that the court recognized the importance of a woman’s right to control her reproduction. Silbey studies constitutional law with a focus in reproductive justice, and represented the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts as a full-time litigator.

    “Roe v. Wade was a case that basically confirmed what most women who engaged in heterosexual sex, whether by choice or not, knew to be true about their life — which is that controlling whether or not you are a parent was essential to freedom,” Silbey said.

  • Cookies on Northeastern sites

    This website uses cookies and similar technologies to understand your use of our website and give you a better experience. By continuing to use the site or closing this banner without changing your cookie settings, you agree to our use of cookies and other technologies. To find out more about our use of cookies and how to change your settings, please go to our Privacy Statement.