The US Supreme Court has overturned two landmark cases that protected a woman’s rights over her own body for 50 years. How did ‘fetal politics’ — a political movement that has turned embryos and fetuses into ‘unborn children’ endowed with unique and inviolable civil rights – gain such momentum? And what will be the outcome of this new ruling?
is L.R. Brammer Jr. Presidential Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. She is also the author of ‘Tiny You: A Western History of the Anti-Abortion Movement’.