Abortion and Democracy: Evaluating the Case of Abortion 46 Years Post-Roe


Helen Alvare

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Alvaré noted that it had been a long time since there was substantial democratic debate on the topic of abortion, and now 46 years after the decision in Roe v. Wade, it is time to look at empirical data surrounding the discussion. She then posited arguments used in legal debates, followed by a breakdown of empirical evidence used for each claim.

As the lecture came to a close, the floor was opened up for questions from the audience. Alvaré provided final insights on topics ranging how legal arguments for abortion compare with legal arguments for the right to die and how abortion fits into the international legal conversation.

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