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Today, we revisit a two-part series that first ran in 2018 about the history of Roe v. Wade and the woman behind it.
Almost 50 years ago, when the Supreme Court first ruled that women had the constitutional right to an abortion, it was met with little controversy.
In Part 2, we asked: How, then, did abortion become one of the most controversial issues of our time?
On today’s episode
Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade who became a divisive icon for both sides of the abortion debate, died in 2017 at the age of 69.
What would the end of Roe mean? Here are some key questions and answers.
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