Missed Opportunities in McCorvey v. Hill: The Limits of Pro-Choice Lawyering
Lynn M. Paltrow
New York University Review of Law & Social Change
Vol.35, No. 1, 2011
This article uses the McCorvey v. Hill case to illustrate how the pro-choice movement and traditional lawyering approaches have missed critical opportunities to use attacks on Roe and other anti-abortion cases as a way to build alliances across the range of issues and movements necessary to protect the right to choose abortion, and more fundamentally the personhood of pregnant women. It not only describes the history of the McCorvey case but also outlines what can be done to more effectively counter abortion recriminalization efforts and to truly advance Reproductive Justice.
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