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Barbarism in Philadelphia: an Exchange

May 6, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 32 • By DOUGLAS JOHNSON, JON A. SHIELDS and MARY SPAULDING BALCH
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Johnson and Balch express hope that the Supreme Court’s 2007 decision upholding a ban on a single technique, partial-birth abortion, will open the door to actual bans of abortion after 20 weeks. Perhaps it will. For now, the rights established by Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton appear as close to absolute as they did in 1973.

Jon A. Shields

Associate Professor

Department of Government

Claremont McKenna College


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