Abortion In America: A Look Back At History As States Move To Pass Restrictions09:43


Louisiana joined nearly half a dozen other states this week in passing similar restrictions on abortion. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson dives into the history of abortion in the U.S. with historians Nathan Connolly (@ndbconnolly) and Brian Balogh (@historyfellow), co-hosts of the podcast "BackStory," produced at Virginia Humanities.

Correction: In a previous version of the audio atop this post, Brian Balogh incorrectly stated the Supreme Court justice who engineered the anti-abortion strategy for President Ronald Reagan was Justice Antonin Scalia. He meant to say Samuel Alito. We regret the error.

This segment aired on May 30, 2019.

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