Roe v. Wade: The History and Legacy of The Case

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The confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court may hinge on a single ruling: Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion in the United States.

The New York Times’ podcast, The Daily, just aired a two-part series on the history and legacy of the case.

The Supreme Court ruled with little controversy in 1973 that women had a constitutional right to abortion. How did the decision give way to the deep and enduring political rifts we face today?

Click below to listen.