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Constance Shehan

Constance Shehan

Constance Shehan is a professor of sociology and women's studies at the University of Florida.

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Commentary: Roe v. Wade gave American women a choice about having children – here’s how that changed their lives

By: - May 21, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case challenging a Mississippi state law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, much earlier than the 24-week threshold generally established by the pivotal abortion rights case Roe v. Wade in 1973. Roe v. Wade granted women the right to terminate a pregnancy under specific conditions, […]