Ginsburg Expands on Disenchantment with Roe v. Wade

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told several hundred University of Chicago School of Law students of her continuing disenchantment with the legacy of Roe v. Wade as the featured guest for a program on “Roe v Wade at 40.” In the discussion moderated by constitutional scholar Geoffrey Stone, Ginsburg said the court could have, and should have, avoided a broad-based decision. The 80-year-old justice said the sheer sweep of the controversial 1972 decision short-circuited the development of a political groundswell that was building at the state and local level—not only on the issue of abortion—but on all phases of women’s rights. The ABA Journal has the story.