Donald Trump has backed off his comments that women who get abortions should face “some form of punishment” if the practice is banned. But the Republican presidential front-runner drew bipartisan criticism for his statement, which brought to mind the days before abortion was legal in the United States. University of Illinois professor Leslie Reagan joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson for a look at the history of abortion law.
- Leslie J. Reagan, professor of history, medicine, gender and women's studies, and law at the University of Illinois. She's author of "Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America."
This segment aired on March 31, 2016.