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.