On the Demise of Roe v Wade

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Shortly after the leak regarding Roe v Wade, I read a piece by Amanda Taub about Lord Matthew Hale in the New York Times. For those of you unfamiliar, he was the 17th century British judge whose views about women’s rights (or lack there of) in marriage remain part of British common law and as a result formed the basis of common law in all of the colonies including the United States. The main theme of Lord Hale’s legal opinions was that giving women rights, particularly over their own bodies, threatens men. Please read that again.