Roe v. Wade: 50 Years Since the First Supreme Court Oral Argument
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Journalist Joshua Prager spent years interviewing Texan Norma McCorvey (1947–2017), or “Jane Roe,” the woman at the center of Roe v. Wade. In The Family Roe—in part a profile of three figures central to the landmark ruling, including the attorney who filed the original Texas lawsuit—Prager adds crucial research and primary-source perspectives to a reproductive-rights conversation that has divided the nation since the 1973 Supreme Court ruling, first orally argued before SCOTUS in December 1971. Join Prager for a conversation especially timely considering 2021 developments in the Texas Legislature.

  • Moderator: Emily Ramshaw, cofounder of The 19th
  • Format: This is a live, virtual event on CrowdCast (RSVP link above).
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 Joshua Prager, The Family Roe


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