The legality of abortion is a heated controversial issue that frequently crosses party lines. To fully understand the ongoing debate, it is important to grasp the history of abortion laws in the United States and how they relate to the concepts of federalism, civil rights and the doctrine of judicial review. The constitutionality of past and current laws and rulings will be debated as well as various issues within the controversy such as minors’ rights, rape victims’ rights, timing of the pregnancy and waiting period requirements.
Steven Wieland, ’06 Aurora , IL
Jaclyn Peterson, ’04 Bloomington , MN
Majors: Economics & Business and Psychology of Communication
Sponsor: Craig Allin