Since the 1973 Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade, abortion has been legal in the United States. But terminating pregnancy remains a controversial issue, and it plays a surprisingly large role in American politics. In this episode, we talk to Carol Sanger, professor of law at Columbia University and author of ‘About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in 21st Century America’ about why abortion is such a prominent political issue in the United States and how we might expect the Trump administration to deal with reproductive rights.
Interview with: Professor Carol Sanger
Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann
Music by: Rosemary Allmann
[Original release: 12 May 2017]