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An ideological position which defends a woman's right to have an abortion on the grounds of her inviolable autonomy over matters concerning her own body. In the United States, where the issue has become most politicized, the landmark Roe v. Wade decision of the Supreme Court in 1973 grounded a woman's right to have an abortion in an inferred constitutional ‘right to privacy’. See also pro‐life.


Subjects: Politics.

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